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Club for Growth targets Dole

The Club for Growth is targeting U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

The free-market group is spending $250,000 on radio and television spots against Dole and five other senators over a bill that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"Congress is at it again. This time, they're pushing massive new taxes and regulations in the name of global warming," says the narrator of the ad over dramatic music.

The ad then cites a study commission by the National Association of Manufacturers which found that the state could lose 146,000 jobs per year and see a 135 percent increase in electricity prices

Dole, who is running for re-election this year, is a co-sponsor of the measure sponsored by Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, and Sen. John Warner, a Virginia Republican.

"Call Sen. Elizabeth Dole today," the narrator says. "Tell her to vote no on the Lieberman-Warner climate bill. North Carolinians just can't afford another huge costly government program."

Update: Dole was one of the original co sponsors of the legislation that would rely on a "cap and trade" program to give American companies a financial incentive to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, Rob Christensen reports.

Dole has also been subject to an automated telephone calling campaign by a group financed by coal companies according to Elizabeth Ouzts of Environment North Carolina.

She said environmentalists thnink the Lieberman-Warner bill does not go far enough and provides too many financial incentives to companies.

A transcript after the jump.

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Congress is at it again. This time, they're pushing massive new taxes and regulations in the name of global warming.

North Carolinians are all for a cleaner environment, but let's ask ourselves something: Do the unknown benefits of this new legislation justify the costs to our state?

According to a study commission by the National Association of Manufacturers, by 2030 North Carolina could lose over 146,000 jobs per year, see a 135 percent increase in electricity prices and an average loss of over $6,400 in disposable income per household annually.

And the benefits? There's no way to tell, because while Americans shoulder the economic burden, developing nations such as China and India would get a free pass.

Call Sen. Elizabeth Dole today at 202-224-3121. Tell her to vote no on the Lieberman-Warner climate bill. North Carolinians just can't afford another huge costly government program.

Paid for by the Club for Growth.


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Re: Club for Growth targets Dole

When talking about cap and trade, it is important to know whether permits will be given to polluters, or if they will be auctioned to polluters. Both are cap and trade proposals, but both have some significantly different policy implications. That information would be useful for readers to know.

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