As early voting begins statewide, hundreds of campaign signs are starting to pop up in the Tampa Bay region from NextGen Climate Florida, blasting Gov. Rick Scott’s “cozy” relationship with Duke Energy, the utility they accuse of gouging ratepayers.
NextGen Climate distributed hundreds of signs throughout the Bay area, calling on Scott to return $1.2 million in campaign contributions from Duke Energy.
The signs build on NextGen Climate Florida’s $7.1 million campaign to unseat Scott, a climate change skeptic. Founded by billionaire Tom Steyer, the environmental PAC now has 21 offices in Florida, and more than 500 staffers and volunteers.