Clean energy advocacy group backs Carlos Curbelo re-election bid – Florida Politics

Clean energy advocacy group backs Carlos Curbelo re-election bid

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is supporting Carlos Curbelo‘s re-election campaign in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

The Washington D.C.-based advocacy group seeks to advance clean energy policy by identifying and supporting Republicans who advocate for clean energy measures in Congress.

CRES Managing Director Heather Reams spoke about Curbelo’s efforts in this area in a statement announcing the endorsement. “Rep. Carlos Curbelo has made focusing on common-sense, clean energy solutions that grow the economy, strengthen America’s national security, and preserve the quality of our natural environment a hallmark of his time in the House.”

She continued, “Rep. Curbelo has demonstrated a commitment to promoting clean energy technology as a member of the House Clean Energy and Innovation Working Group. CRES is proud to formally endorse Carlos Curbelo in his re-election bid for U.S. House in Florida’s 26th District.”

Curbelo is facing off against Souraya Faas in the Republican primary for CD 26. Demetrius Andrew Grimes and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell are competing for the Democratic nomination.

“In South Florida, issues like sea level rise and water quality aren’t just about our environment,” said Curbelo following news of the endorsement. “They’re essential to our way of life and the continued growth and viability of our economy.”

He added, “I’m proud of my work to break through the polarization and build bipartisan consensus on renewable energy development and new technologies. These efforts will directly address the threats climate change and sea level rise pose to our local and national environment. I am honored to have the endorsement of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and look forward to continuing this important work.”

Curbelo clearly hopes to win over some left-leaning voters who view climate change as a high-priority issue. He’ll need to do so if he wishes to hold on to his seat. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a toss-up.

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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