Jessica Morse Endorsed by California League of Conservation Voters
Group cites Morse's local roots and pledge to protect CA-04 landmarks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 6th, 2018
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ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today, Jessica Morse received the endorsement of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) in her campaign against Rep. Tom McClintock in the 4th Congressional District. The environmental advocacy organization cited Morse's drive to preserve the many natural treasures located in the district in contrast to McClintock's hostile positions towards environmental protection. With thousands of members in chapters across the state, the CLVC is one of California's leading environmental organizations, as well as a branch of the national League of Conservation Voters, founded in 1969.
"Jessica Morse is the public servant the people of California's 4th district – home to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite – need and deserve. Morse's family goes back five generations in Northern California, and she knows conservation and a strong economy go hand in hand," said CLCV Political Director James Johnson. "Morse is running against career politician and climate-denier Tom McClintock. With a measly 4% LCV lifetime score, McClintock has voted time and time again against proactive fire prevention and local green-energy jobs."
"I am honored to have the support of organizations like CLCV, who work to protect our Sierra Nevada Mountains for generations to come. We must fight to sustain the land that sustains us," said Morse. "Our community deserves better than Tom McClintock, a representative who sees the health of our environment as disconnected from the health of our economy. Our neighbors know that when our public lands are threatened, our forests are on fire, and our snowfall suffers, our economy is put at risk. I'll fight to make sure our local jobs and environment are sustained for generations to come."
With this endorsement, the CLCV will assist Morse with media, fundraising, and grassroots organizing strategies, as well as educate voters about both candidates' environmental records and stances.
McClintock is facing his toughest re-election test since his first race in 2008. He trailed Morse in fundraising by a more than two-to-one margin in the most recent finance quarter, taking in only $223,000 to Morse's $543,000. Additionally, every major political prognosticator has moved the race out of the "Safe Republican" category, including Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN. In fact, McClintock's 51% showing in June was the lowest total he's ever received in a 4th district primary.