It appears that Carl DeMaio, who wants to run for Congress, likes both green energy and green money collected from climate-change deniers.
The publication thinkprogress.org notes that on his campaign website, DeMaio, who calls himself a "new generation of Republican," touts "strong environmental protection initiatives"; "energy resources through the development of wind, solar, biomass, biofuels and other alternative energy sources"; and "reducing the 'carbon footprint' of businesses and homes."
But while running as a climate hawk, he has been receiving tens of thousands of dollars to consult for his former employers, the climate-change-denying Reason Foundation, says thinkprogress.org.
DeMaio worked for the anti-government Reason Foundation from 1999 to 2003. Reason has received $2.8 million from the Koch Family Foundations. The Kochs are well-known climate-change deniers. Between January 2012 and August 2013, DeMaio received another $37,500 for consulting for Reason.
The Koch brothers' tax-exempt Americans for Prosperity has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on TV ads attacking DeMaio's supposed opponent, Democrat Scott Peters.