Tonight’s CNN debate brought to you by the coal industry.

CNN is hosting a GOP presidential debate tonight in California and Democratic one in the state tomorrow. Both are sponsored by Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC), a coal industry front group. In its past three ABEC-sponsored debates, there have been no questions asked on global warming. Watch an ad highlighting ABEC’s sponsorship:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/01/abeccnnca.320.240.flv]

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