"Climate Heroes" Make Gains at Polls

Voters in most cases Tuesday elected candidates supported by environmentalists for their positions on climate change and clean energy. The list of "Climate Heroes 2012" was drawn up by a coalition called "Citizens Determined to Elect Clean Energy Champions." The coalition was led by people like Bill McKibben. Below are results for candidates listed as "Climate Heroes."


Jay Inslee: Dem for Washington State Governor
"Inslee Takes Strong Lead, But Mckenna Won't Concede" (Seattle Times)

Tammy Baldwin: Dem for Wisconsin Senator
"Tammy Baldwin Wins Wisconsin, Becoming the First Openly Gay U.S. Senator" (ABC News)

Martin Heinrich: Dem for New Mexico Senator
"Democrat Martin Heinrich Wins NM US Senate Seat" (WAVY)

Mazie Hirono: Dem for Hawaii Senator
"Hirono Becomes First U.S. Senator Born in Japan" (Wall St. Journal)

Christopher S. Murphy: Dem for Connecticut Senator
"Murphy Defeats McMahon After Bitter U.S. Senate Race in Connecticut" (New York Times)

Elizabeth Warren: Dem for Massachusetts Senator
"Warren Defeats Brown in Massachusetts Senate Contest" (New York Times)

Ami Bera: Dem for California House District 7
"Dan Lungren, Ami Bera Locked in Near Dead Heat in CD7" (Sacramento Bee)

Julia Brownley: Dem for California House District 26
"Julia Brownley Victory In California Bolsters Democrats" (Huffington Post)

Lois Capps: Dem for California House District 24
"Capps Leads Maldonado" (Lompoc Record)

John Delaney: Dem for Maryland House District 6
"Delaney Ousts Bartlett in Maryland's 6Th District Race" (Hagerstown Herald-Mail)

Joe Miklosi: Dem for Colorado House District 6
"Republican Coffman Survives Challenge for House Seat" (Washington Post)

Carol Shea-Porter: Dem for New Hampshire House District 1
"Carol Shea-Porter Wins Seat Back From Frank Guinta" (Londonderry Patch)

Betty Sue Sutton: Ohio House District 16
"Rep. Jim Renacci Defeats Rep. Betty Sutton in Redrawn Congressional District" (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

"Support Climate Heroes" (ActBlue)

Source: Seattle Times, 11/07/2012