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Steyer group now has 68 staffers in Colorado working to brand Gardner a ‘troglodyte’
DENVER -- NextGen Climate Colorado, the group founded and funded by San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer, has opened five offices in the state and a team of 68 staffers and volunteers in an effort to help Democratic Sen. Mark Udall survive a challenge from Republican Congressman Cory Gardner. In addition to spending $700,000 on a TV ad that uses Gardner's denial of climate change as one of three proof points that he's "too extreme" for the state, NextGen is targeting about 90,000 voters in the Denver and Boulder areas who they believe can be motivated to cast ballots this fall by the issue of climate change.