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NextGen Climate running ad in Florida against Rex Tillerson’s nomination

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In anticipation of Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Secretary of State on Wednesday, NextGen Climate is airing ads in Florida and five other states this week, telling viewers to contact their senators to oppose Tillerson when his nomination comes before the entire U.S. Senate. Tillerson is the longtime CEO of ExxonMobil who was picked by President-elect Donald Trump to head the State Dept. last month, but his close affiliation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin has been a…

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In Ybor City, Charlie Miranda and Mike Suarez denounce Trumpism

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Tampa City Council members Mike Suarez and Charlie Miranda took time out Wednesday to praise how Tampa has always been a beacon for immigrants, and how Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric on Latinos threatens what Ronald Reagan once called “that city on a hill.” “Donald Trump does not understand what it’s like to be an American,” Suarez said, speaking at the Blind Tiger Cafe in Ybor City. “He does not respect the institutions that we cherish as Americans. “Without those institutions, we wouldn’t have that essential opportunity in order…

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Tampa Democrats work to woo black voters to get behind Hillary Clinton

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With the registration deadline to vote in the November election approaching next week, the Democratic Party and their allies held a couple of events in Tampa this weekend to attempt to get as many voters as possible on the rolls. While U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy fired up volunteers as they prepared to register voters Sunday in Ybor City, another event — designed to get more black voters registered — was held Saturday at a barbershop. For Our Future, a liberal super PAC created by Tom…

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NextGen Climate, For Florida’s Future lead nationwide anti-Trump day of action

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Today, as Donald Trump prepares to accept the Republican presidential nomination, Floridians from Tampa to Miami joined NextGen Climate and For Florida’s Future to send a simple message: “Dump Trump.” The events held today in downtown Tampa, at Miami’s Freedom Tower, at Trump’s Doral Golf Course and Trump’s Sunny Isle Palace and International properties, were part of a nationwide day of action joining thousands of Americans and dozens of simultaneous events across the country to stand against the looming nominee’s…

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Hillary Clinton has more cash; Donald Trump forgives loans

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her party entered July with nearly $11 million more on hand than her Republican counterpart’s operations, a strong showing of fundraising as both campaigns dive into the general election. Republican nominee Donald Trump also zeroed-out more than $47 million in personal loans he’s made to his own campaign since last year. Trump and the Republican Party, which officially selected Trump as its White House contender Tuesday, had $41 million cash on hand compared with…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.30.16 — The GOP’s Tom Steyer?

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There are many people in the world concerned about the pace of climate change, and are our leaders doing enough to combat it for future generations? Most of those people aren’t elected officials in the Republican Party. In recent years, the GOP has castigated San Francisco-based environmentalist Tom Steyer, tagging him with famed boogeyman George Soros as among the biggest liberals they love to loathe, ostensibly because of their financial resources to help out Democrats. Steyer’s passion is combating climate change, and his…

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NextGen Climate to boost grassroots clean energy efforts in Florida

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In 2014, NextGen Climate, well-heeled environmental activist Tom Steyer‘s political action committee, spent an estimated $12 million in Florida to try to oust Rick Scott as Governor. Scott defeated Democrat Charlie Crist in a closely fought contest. Last fall, the super PAC announced that they would launch a “seven-figure” television ad campaign, calling on presidential candidates and other political leaders to commit to moving the country to 50 percent clean energy by 2030. At the same time they announced the launch of a six-figure digital campaign urging…

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