Climate Hawks of 2022

2022 Endorsements

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What do we consider before we endorse a candidate?

First and foremost:¬†a candidate’s actions¬†(repeating the phrase ‚ÄúGreen New Deal‚ÄĚ in a stump speech¬†doesn’t count).¬†Have they helped¬†organize¬†a youth climate march? Do¬†they¬†have experience in¬†renewable energy? Are¬†they working at the state or local level to pass¬†climate-friendly¬†bills and looking to level up?

In primaries, we won’t endorse without a survey out to local climate hawks that demonstrates grassroots consensus on a candidate’s climate action credentials.

We also look at viability, although we will back long-shots when we find a compelling reason to do so. We do not endorse mediocre Democrats, no matter how vehemently a Republican opponent may deny climate science. We only endorse when we are convinced that the candidate will commit to strong climate action.

And our endorsements pay¬†off.¬†In 2018,¬†we won¬†75 percent of the¬†primaries¬†where¬†we endorsed ‚Äď a better track record than any of the larger groups¬†whose endorsement records were compiled by FiveThirtyEight. In 2020, we endorsed in¬†six¬†races each in¬†the¬†House and Senate, and our candidates won¬†five¬†in each chamber ‚Äď a win record of 87 percent.

Climate Hawks Vote does not accept contributions from fossil fuel corporations, executives, or lobbyists. We are a federal Super PAC, which means that we are an independent expenditure committee. We do network with others to look out for climate hawks who can think globally and lead locally.

U.S. Senate ‚Äď North Carolina

Cheri Beasley

Cheri Beasley gets it. She knows we must tackle the climate crisis, and must address the disproportionate impacts on vulnerable communities.

U.S. Senate ‚Äď Wisconsin

Mandela Barnes

America's families need a Climate Congress, and unlike Sen. Ron Johnson, Mandela Barnes has a strong record of taking the climate crisis seriously.

Texas' 35th Congressional District

Greg Casar

Casar for the win! Help send this climate hawk and primary-election winner to Congress in the brand new, deep-blue, 35th District

Illinois’ 6th Congressional District

Sean Casten

Sean Casten is a respected scientist, clean energy entrepreneur, and author -- Help us send Congress' fiercest climate hawk back to Congress.

PA 12th District

Summer Lee

A fracking fighter and climate champion for PA

Oregon's fifth district

Jamie McLeod-Skinner

We beat a blue dog who takes fossil fuel money, now let's elect a climate hawk champion to Congress!

Jamie McLeod-Skinner

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Eric Sorensen

Send a weatherman to Congress to act on climate change!


Kirsten Engel

Send a lawyer who wrote the brief on climate change to Congress

Vermont at large

Becca Balint

Send a Bernie Sanders-endorsed Green Mountain climate hawk to Congress


Gabe Vasquez

Gabe Vasquez is running in a very swingy Republican-held district. The kind we need to win in order to hold the house, and advance bold climate action.


Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

Marie is a working class mom who runs an auto repair shop. She’s pro-green jobs, pro-infrastructure, and pro-choice.

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

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Hillary Scholten

Hillary Scholten is a sane, female, Democrat. Her opponent is a Trump-endorsed extremist

Michigan's 11th Congressional District

Andy Levin

Andy Levin is a long time climate hawk and we endorsed him in his primary. Sadly, Andy lost his primary in the summer of 2022.

Oregon's 4th Congressional District

Doyle Canning

Longstanding climate hawk and fossil fuel fighter who took on a corporate Dem. Sadly, Doyle lost her primary in the summer of 2022.

Texas' 28th Congressional district

Jessica Cisneros

Cisneros is a Green New Deal champion who took on Texas' dirtiest Democrat. Sadly, she lost a runoff primary election in the summer of 2022.


Ashley Ward

Ward is a climate hawk and real-life scientist who ran in a crowded NC-04 primary. Sadly, Ashley lost the primary in the summer of 2022.

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