2016 Elections

Rubio's Climate Message Is Flavored by Big Sugar

The Florida senator is the biggest recipient of donations from Big Sugar.

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Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

During the debate of Republican candidates in Miami on Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio got applause for asserting that the government in Washington couldn't pass a law "to change the weather." Not everyone in Florida, however, is applauding Rubio's skepticism on environmental legislation. Specific laws have been proposed that would make the state cleaner and safer, but Rubio's big donors oppose them.

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