NextGen Climate tells Florida voters to “evict” Rick Scott

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NextGen Climate’s new TV ad, set to run in the West Palm Beach market starting today, calls on Florida voters to evict Republican Rick Scott from the Governor’s Mansion.

Eviction,” points to Scott’s “massive bailout” of Big Sugar, while leaving Floridians with the cleanup bill, all while accepting $756,462.68 in campaign contributions from sugar interests.

The goal of the ad is to remind voters that Scott “stands with the powerful few at the expense of Florida’s working families.”

NextGen Climate is the environmental PAC founded by California hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer, which calls for Big Sugar to pay for cleaning its own pollution of the Everglades. Steyer has so far given $14.75 million to its Florida organization, which has spent $10.4 million in its effort to unseat Scott. The money has mostly gone for advertising.

“Eviction” is now available on YouTube.

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