Franken has an excellent environmental record and he recently mocked climate change deniers by using Cheetos as a metaphor:League spokesman Jeff Gohringer said the two senators should be commended for being “two voices in Congress who are working hard on environmental priorities.”
Lacey Rose, Warren’s press secretary, told the Center for Public Integrity not to “read into” the senator’s appearance “too much.”
“Sen. Warren is a strong advocate for clean energy and environmental protection,” Rose said. “She supports the LCV’s mission to educate the public on global warming, energy and conservation, and was honored to be asked to speak at their event to share her passion for these important issues.”
Warren ultimately raised an eye-popping $42.5 million from all donors ahead of her 7.5 percentage point-victory over Scott Brown.Next year, Franken, who was narrowly elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008, will again face voters.
The former comedian, who serves as the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s energy subcommittee chairman, is currently one among a handful of candidates promoted on the League's “Give Green” website.
The site steers prospective donors toward pro-environment candidates.
“Franken is a fierce advocate for combating climate change,” said spokeswoman Alexandra Fetissoff, adding that the senator “shares many of the same values and viewpoints on energy and the environment as members of the League of Conservation Voters.” - The Center For Public Integrity, 6/12/13
You can watch the video too:Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) attacked climate deniers with a Cheetos metaphor on the Senate floor on Monday, saying those who take money from big coal and also reject global warming should be ignored.
"If 98 out of 100 doctors tell me I've got a problem, I should take their advice," he said. "And if those two other doctors get paid by Big Snack Food, like certain climate deniers get paid by Big Coal, I shouldn't take their advice." - Huffington Post, 4/23/13
By the way, Warren is helping raise money for Franken's campaign:
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