Today former Congressman Rick Hill has earned quite a distinction–just probably not one he wants. Hill was named to the national League of Conservation Voters’ state “Dirty Dozen” list, which includes 12 of the most anti-conservation state-level candidates in the entire country. Hill has a horrible conservation record from his time in Congress, as you can imagine.
Those who make the ”Dirty Dozen” list have a history of losing elections. Two years ago, former State Sen. “Big Oil” Roy Brown was named to the LCV state Dirty Dozen list, and after an aggressive, targeted field campaign by opponents, Brown lost his election to Sen. Kendall Van Dyk, a Billings sportsman. In 2006, former Sen. Conrad Burns was named to the national Dirty Dozen list and was defeated by U.S. Senator Jon Tester, who is an organic farmer.
But while Hill can’t be two pleased about making the “Dirty Dozen” list, its certainly good news for democrats. It means the list electability problems Rick Hill is piling up keeps growing.