Brinkman touts enviro-cred
Tom Brinkman, the conservative Republican Ohio lawmaker aiming to unseat Rep. Jean Schmidt as GOP candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, has no problem bucking party sterotypes on environmental issues.
Meeting with the Enquirer editorial board today, Brinkman pointed with pride to his endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters (http://www.lcv.org/). The organization had this to say about him:
"Tom Brinkman is a staunch advocate for the environment, as his 100 percent voting record in the Ohio House in the past three years has shown. He is the only Republican member of the Ohio General Assembly to be named a ‘Champion of Conservation’ by the Ohio LCV."
On the Democratic side, LCV endorsed both Victoria Wulsin and Steve Black. The group's bottom line, according to a news release: "LCV believes any of the three challengers would be a dramatic improvement over the incumbent."