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Paid Environmental Endorsements?

Some Republicans are crying foul over the League of Conservation Voters’ endorsement of Senator John Kerry for President. The endorsement should be no surprise — the LCV rarely endoreses Republicans, especially those to the right of the late Senator John Chafee. Nonetheless, the endorsement did come rather early in the primaries, whereas in 2000 LCV did not endorse Al “Earth in the Balance Gore until April. What could explain the eagerness to endorse Kerry? Some suggest its the vast sums of money given by the various Heinz foundations to LCV and related organizations. The Hill reports on the charges here.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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