U.S. billionaire Tom Steyer, one of President Obama’s wealthiest supporters, will contribute at least $50 million and raise another $50 million to counter climate deniers in key midterm election campaigns in New Hampshire, Florida, Michigan, and other battleground states, according to the L.A. Times. The campaigns “will include micro-targeting voters, branding climate skeptics as deniers of basic science, and highlighting the hardships climate change is already causing,” the Times reported May 21. Steyer’s group, NextGen Climate, is expected to “represent the largest independent spending by liberals in the election,” though it will be dwarfed by climate denial spending from the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity. (h/t to InsideClimate News)
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