The New York League of Conservation Voters — one of the few environmental groups that gets directly involved in electoral politics — is out with a “six pack” of state-level candidates it will support financially this year, including a pair seeking Senate seats in the lower Hudson Valley.
Croton-on-Hudson Democrat Justin Wagner and Assemblyman George Latimer, D-Rye, will be among the six candidates receiving financial support from the New York League of Conservation Voters this year, the group announced today.
In a fundraising pitch to its members today, the League wrote that the six candidates are “committed to flexing their political muscle on behalf of New York’s environment.”
“From clean energy and environmental funding, to transportation and sustainable growth, these six candidates have proven their mettle,” the email reads.
The other four Senate candidates on the receiving end of the conservation organization’s support are Senate Environmental Conservation Chairman Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo; Monroe County Legislator Ted O’Brien, D-Irondequoit; Sen. Marty Golden, R-Queens; and Capital Region Democrat Celia Tkaczyk, who is running for a seat that includes part of Ulster County.
The group will be providing money to candidates directly in some cases, and will fund at least two independent expenditures, spokesman Dan Hendrick said.