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New ad pumps up Carlos Curbelo’s efforts on climate change

A new ad is supporting Congressman Carlos Curbelo‘s work to address the effects of climate change.

The 30-second spot, released by The Alliance for Climate Solutions, replays pieces of a speech the South Florida Republican gave on the House floor regarding the conversation around climate change.

“Enough of the demagoguery. Enough of the fact-less conversation. Let’s focus on what’s happening in the world. And let’s try to make this situation better.”

Curbelo added: “Neither the deniers or the alarmists have much to offer. It’s the men and women who are willing to sit at the table and have a sober conversation that can really help solve this problem.”

The ad urges viewers to thank Curbelo for his work on the “Climate Change is Real Act.” According to its text, the bill would “require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to reinstate information about climate change that was removed from, or redacted on, the Agency’s website, and for other purposes.”

That’s in reference to Donald Trump‘s EPA removing references to climate change from government websites on multiple occasions. under the leadership of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

In the ad, a picture of Pruitt flashes on the screen when Curbelo references “deniers” of climate change. Pruitt now says he accepts climate change is real, but has sought to downplay its negative effects.

This is the second ad campaign released by The Alliance for Climate Solutions on behalf of Curbelo, who is competing to hold on to his seat in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

Curbelo faces a primary challenge on the Republican side from long-shot candidate Souraya Faas. If successful he’ll take on either Demetries Grimes or Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in the general election.

The seat is winnable for Democrats. It’s rated a toss-up by the Cook Political Report.

The ad closes with a final message from Curbelo on the climate. “Let’s work together and let’s change the world for the better.”

A 15-second version is viewable here.

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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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