New Ad Targeting Tampa Voters Slams Trump’s Climate Change Record

"The 30-second spot is part of a $1.7 million effort to highlight Trump's environmental record"

"An environmental group wants Tampa Bay area voters to remember that President Donald Trump called climate change a “hoax” when they vote this November, and the organization has a new ad to remind people.

The ad is part of a $1.7 million campaign by EDF Action Votes, a Super PAC promoting the Environmental Defense Fund, to defeat Trump. It’s the first time the organization has involved itself in presidential politics by campaigning against a candidate, which the organization says is in response to Trump’s stances on the environment and science.

The ad will air on cable stations throughout the Tampa Bay media market. The 30-second spot focuses on Trump’s repeated denials of the climate crisis, which scientists say will disproportionately affect Florida. As a narrator lays out the challenges ahead, it cuts to footage of Trump calling climate change “a hoax.”"

Steve Contorno reports for the Tampa Bay Times July 6, 2020.

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 07/07/2020