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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.

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eastlaker March 14, 2014 @ 8:44 p.m.

So, if elected, when push comes to shove, it is more likely that DeMaio would not end up voting "green".

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Don Bauder March 15, 2014 @ 7:04 a.m.

eastlaker: Anybody who votes for DeMaio thinking he will actually vote for green energy and the environment is politically naive. Best, Don Bauder

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Duhbya March 15, 2014 @ 4:42 a.m.

Gratitude goes to Reagan and both Bushes, for their generous gifts (Scalia, Thomas, Alioto, Roberts), granting the grist for gratuitous and groundbreaking government-sanctioned graft and greed. DeMaio green? How about gross?

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Don Bauder March 15, 2014 @ 7:07 a.m.

Duhbya: You are so right. Those presidents gave us a Supreme Court majority that is in the pocket of corporations. It is not a "conservative" majority. It is an "always pro-business" majority. Best, Don Bauder

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MURPHYJUNK March 15, 2014 @ 8:57 a.m.

"new generation of Republican" carrying on the tradition of deceit

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Don Bauder March 15, 2014 @ 10:17 a.m.

Murphyjunk: Well said. Best, Don Bauder

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maryb918 March 15, 2014 @ 11:01 p.m.

Carl DeMaio alternates between pretending to be a "moderate" and pretending to be a "green" candidate. Beware you people thinking you'll vote for him: he'll pretend to be ANYTHING he thinks you want to get you to vote for him. After the election, he'll be the same "new generation of Republican" as the old generation of Republicans. Do yourself and all of us a favor and vote for Scott Peters.

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Don Bauder March 16, 2014 @ 7:35 a.m.

maryb918: The "new generation of Republican" gambit is an artificial construct that smacks of desperation. Best, Don Bauder

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