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Environmental group ramps up support for Markey

June 5, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A national environmental advocacy group is pledging to spend $400,000 on mailings in support of Democrat Edward Markey in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election.

League of Conservation Voters spokesman Jeff Gohringer said the group’s first flyer is being sent this week.

The mailing highlights what the group calls Markey’s strong record in supporting clean energy jobs and reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Gohringer said the group hopes to reach 150,000 Massachusetts households with the flyers.

The Washington, D.C.-based group is one of a handful of environmental groups backing Markey in his campaign against Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez

NextGen Committee, a group backed by California billionaire Thomas Steyer, has launched an online ad campaign for Markey, including spending $153,000 for ads on Pandora, a popular Internet radio site.

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