Interview of the Week: Tiernan Sittenfeld

This week we sat down with Tiernan Sittenfeld who is the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at the League of Conservation Voters. In this election cycle, LCV spent a record-setting $115 million dollars to help elect candidates who are environmental champions.

As the Washington Post reported,

That gush of money, in turn, has made the LCV Victory Fund a major campaign force, buffering the usual tide of fossil fuel money to Trump and other Republicans. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, it is the country’s seventh-biggest super PAC in terms of fundraising.

We asked Tiernan about some of LCV’s most hard-hitting ads and whether and Republicans had garnered their support (regrettably just one this election: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of PA). As she explained,

With the Koch brothers and Citizens United, we’ve seen the polluter stronghold on the Republican Party get stronger.”

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