NextGen Climate releases first TV ad that draws connections between Brown, big oil
The Super PAC founded by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer takes aim at Scott Brown in its first television ad.
“Out-of-state oilmen like the Koch brothers are spending millions to elect out-of-state politician Scott Brown to our Senate seat,” the 30-second television ad says. “Brown voted to protect tax giveaways for big oil, which is polluting our air and water.”
NextGen Climate released the television, radio and digital ads today – all of which highlight a connection between Brown and oil.
The Super PAC is getting into seven races across the country where Steyer sees a gap between candidates on the issue of climate change.
Steyer told the Monitor in July that he didn’t think the PAC would “be in New Hampshire if Scott Brown hadn’t run.”
“I think with Scott Brown there’s a clear indication that he has taken a ton of money from an industry and supported them right down the line,” Steyer said in July.
Brown’s campaign had no comment on the ads.
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