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Billionaire climate-change supporter pledges to spend big to beat Florida Gov. Rick Scott
Miami Herald ^ | August 2, 2014 | By Marc Caputo

Posted on 08/02/2014 3:57:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The billionaire is ready to take out Florida’s multi-millionaire governor.

In a nationwide push to fight Republicans who deny the existence of man-made climate change, investor-turned-activist Tom Steyer has founded a Florida political committee, seeded it with $750,000 of his own money and says he’ll spend far more to help Democrat Charlie Crist defeat Gov. Rick Scott.

Florida Democrats are buzzing about Steyer spending $10 million, which he won’t discuss. Republicans say the California Democrat is a phony environmentalist, but they nevertheless worry his financial commitment could be real in Florida.

“It’s hard to look at the map of the United States and not understand that not only is Florida Ground Zero for climate [change], it’s the third most-populous state,” Steyer said in a sit-down interview Friday with The Miami Herald.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: california; charliecrist; climate; climategate; election2014; florida; hoax; rickscott; tomsteyer

1 posted on 08/02/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Won’t Charlie Crisp ever go away?


2 posted on 08/02/2014 3:59:32 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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3 posted on 08/02/2014 4:00:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Eff this crony capitalist and his boyfriend Limp Wrist Crist


4 posted on 08/02/2014 4:07:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“A FOOL and his money are soon parted”.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 4:09:59 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: beethovenfan

Which Party is he a member of this week ?


6 posted on 08/02/2014 4:10:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let him waste his money, just like Bloomberg does.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 4:12:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: beethovenfan

I haven’t seen any of his TV commercials, showing him with his “Beard”!
I also have seen John Morgan & family endorsing him, yet.

“Representing the People, Not the Powerful!” John Morgan, BIG backer of ZERO.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 4:13:15 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever it takes for an ultra-wealthy enviro-Nazi to silence man-made “climate change” deniers.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 4:19:28 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Steyer said he no longer invests in coal and that his commitment to addressing climate change has changed his life”

So how much does he have invested in the climate change scam?


10 posted on 08/02/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A billionaire 1 percenter wants to use his resources to elect democrats. So is the democrat party in the pocket of the billionaires and millionaires?


11 posted on 08/02/2014 4:22:40 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

This Steyer scumbag gave a boatload of money to the punk Terry McAwful and helped him get elected governor of Virginia.

I resent Steyer giving money to candidates in a state where he doesn’t even live.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Moorings
So is the democrat party in the pocket of the billionaires and millionaires?

They always have been, what makes you think it has ever been otherwise? Because they say so?

13 posted on 08/02/2014 4:31:41 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: beethovenfan

Skin cancer will get him.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 4:36:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tom Steyer needs an IRS audit!

I believe the reporting form is 1040X.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 4:39:02 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Republicans could use these points to campaign. I think they waste a lot of opportunities to define their opponents to the public.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 5:02:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

GW is a lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUDGfCNC-k


18 posted on 08/02/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who knew the Koch brothers were triplets?


19 posted on 08/02/2014 5:10:19 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“investor-turned-activist Tom Steyer has founded a Florida political committee, seeded it with $750,000 of his own money...”

A perfect example of the corporate/government fascist nexis.

Seig heil, Steyer, you Nazi POS.

There’s no guarantee for you that we won’t do American-style Nuremberg trials. Think about it.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Moorings
You are correct. I keep my ears open for this type of news. I'm active in my county Republican Committee. We are currently contacting republicans who don't vote in the mid terms. We enjoy a 78% turnout but need that 22% to get the job done. I'm not convinced Crist will be the Dem nominee.
21 posted on 08/02/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Scott needs a Green Party watermelon to run.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 6:04:05 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: GOYAKLA

Yeah, Crisp worked for Morgans after he was voted out. I guess the Morgans need a useful idiot in Tallahassee.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 6:41:17 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Berry, you nailed it!


24 posted on 08/02/2014 7:44:40 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Florida Democrats are buzzing about Steyer spending $10 million,

This just shows how much money these fascist creeps plan to make off of this "climate change" scam.

25 posted on 08/02/2014 7:48:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As governor, Crist pushed what was known as “cap-and-trade” climate-change legislation that ultimately sought to incentivize [billionaire wannbe trillionaire investors]

Why does global warming climate change climate disruption matter so much to the very rich? They're insanely lusting to become the first trillionaires and masters of the world.. no matter who actually pays the price. Nothing else matters to them. They are scum and traitors.

26 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:10 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: beethovenfan

Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana)


27 posted on 08/02/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Charlie Crist is definitely a John Morgan sock puppet. Of course I don’t think any of the Florida media have ever reported that negatively.

And isn’t it interesting that the liberal Democrats have no problem with evil billionaires spending their money in support of a Democrat candidate but always get free airtime to complain the Koch brothers donating to conservative candidates.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 11:32:54 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rick Scott is NO prize but he’s a damn sight better than Charlie crist.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 4:11:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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