Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer’s political action group is targeting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in an anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad set to air Sunday.
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NextGen Climate, founded by Steyer in 2013, announced on Friday that Rubio would be the subject of its ad blasting the proposed $5.4 billion pipeline after the senator was selected in an online poll.
“Oil lobbyists take Rubio for a sucker,” the 60-second ad states. “Sen. Rubio, don’t get taken for a sucker.”
The ad is a toned down version of a similar one aired by NextGen earlier this year, which slammed “Chinese government-backed interests” in Canadian oil sands.
The ad with Rubio, which will air Sunday during “Meet the Press” on Florida NBC affiliates in Miami, Tampa and Tallahassee, mentions a number of overseas investors.