It's becoming clearer every day that a candidate advocating climate action drives a wedge between the anti-science Tea Party extremists and the rest of the Republican party (and independent/moderate voters). The Virginia Governor's race is but the latest example.
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Track them here. Gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey; tar sands in Maine; coal exports in Whatcom County, Washington; the New York City mayoral race; a forest ballot initiative in the Adirondacks; fracking bans in Colorado, and a grid takeover in Boulder.