Conservationists: An Environmental Champion for Congress

Conservationists: An Environmental Champion for Congress

The race to represent North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District may be in chaos on one side of the ballot, but environmental advocates already have a champion in the contest — Dan McCready.

McCready fell just short of winning the district outright last fall, despite the massive absentee voter fraud on behalf of his then-opponent Mark Harris. McCready has already re-started his campaign, and is running hard. Last year, he was endorsed by pro-environment groups like the national League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which has reiterated its support.

Harris said last week he would not run in the new election whose schedule was just set by the state Board of Elections today. Candidate filing begins next Monday, March 11, with a primary on May 14. If necessary, a primary run-off would be held September 10, with the general election November 5. If no second primary is needed, the general would be September 10.

“While polluters are still casting about for their candidate, we already have an environmental champion — Dan McCready, a solar energy entrepreneur who came 905 votes shy of winning last November, and who may have won outright if not for Harris’ fraud,” said NCLCV executive director Carrie Clark. “He came so close last time, and we can’t let anti-environmental forces steal this election again.”

The GiveGreen fund, which makes it easy for environmental advocates to channel financial support to pro-environment candidates, has reactivated its support page for McCready. To contribute to McCready, click here.McCready

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