Flat Earth Five Take Heavy Hits in Voting

Five House members targetted by the League of Conservation Voters for their denial of climate change took heavy hits in Tuesday's election. Defeated were Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY 24), Francisco Canseco (R-TX 23), and Joe Walsh (R-IL 8). The races for two others, Dan Benishek (R-MI 1) and Dan Lungren (R-CA 7) remained too close to call late into the evening.


"District 7 Candidates Separated By Less Than 200 Votes" (KCRA)

"Benishek, McDowell In Dead Heat for Michigan 1st Congressional District" (mlive.com)

"Gallego Declared Winner in Tight U.S. House Race for West Texas Seat" (Dallas Morning News)

"Joe Walsh Election Results: Illinois Congressman Defeated By Tammy Duckworth" (Huffington Post)

"Buerkle Loses Re-Election In NY's 24th District" (Wall St. Journal)

"Defeat the Flat Earth Five" (League of Conservation Voters)

Source: Wall St. Journal, 11/07/2012