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NextGen Climate gives its take on Florida general election

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NextGen Climate, super PAC backed by environmentalist Tom Steyer whose mission is to avert climate disaster, is weighing in on the Florida general election, in the wake of Tuesday’s primary election results, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton winning big.

“Whether it’s putting our coastal cities underwater, poisoning our communities, or damaging our economy, Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates are wrong for Florida’s families—and the wrong choice to address the climate crisis,” said Jackie Lee, NextGen Florida State Director. “The contrast between the Democratic candidates, who will unleash the opportunities of the clean energy economy, and the vitriolic, hate-filled campaign of the GOP front-runner could not be more stark. Eight months from now, voters will have an opportunity to select the best leader who will act on climate and hold accountable those who stand in the way of progress.”

Steer spent millions of dollars trying to help knock out Rick Scott in the 2014 gubernatorial election in Florida, to no avail. He could spend millions more against the Republican nominee in the general election in Florida this fall.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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