America’s Renewable Future aims to educate Iowans about Cruz
DES MOINES—America’s Renewable Future (ARF) is launching an aggressive education push to Iowa caucus-goers aimed at Sen. Ted Cruz for his opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The effort will combine a grassroots constituency group (“Farmers Against Cruz”), as well as, digital and radio ads, and direct mail, which will highlight Cruz’s hypocrisy with his support of oil industry subsidies and staunch opposition to the RFS, which receives no subsidies.
“Ted Cruz wants to decimate Iowa farmers and risk 73,000 Iowa jobs by repealing the RFS,” said ARF Co-Chair and farmer, Rep. Annette Sweeney, “Since he isn’t being honest about why, we are making sure Iowans know that Ted Cruz would rather support subsidies for oil companies than stand up for Iowa farmers.”
The oil industry receives subsidies costing American taxpayers $20.5 billion annually according to a report from Oil Change International. Subsidies for biofuels like ethanol ended in December 2011 meanwhile. Cruz has close to a million dollars personally invested in oil companies, which is roughly equivalent to the over $1 million campaign contributions he has received from the oil industry. The Super PACS propping up his campaign have received over $25 million from oil interests.
“Cruz owes Iowans an explanation and the truth,” added Sweeney, “In the meantime, we have an obligation to the 50,000 caucus-goers who have pledged to caucus for a pro-RFS candidate to let them know that Ted Cruz is dangerous.”
ARF recently gave Cruz a bad rating on its midterm grading reporting for his opposition to the RFS.
ARF :60 RADIO: HYPOCRITE
Ethanol and renewable fuels are good for the country and keep Iowa working.
Ethanol creates markets for farmers, strengthens rural communities and employs 73,000 Iowans.
Politicians like Ted Cruz support subsidies for Big Oil, but want to end support for ethanol.
Cruz backs policies that threaten rural Iowa and thousands of jobs.
Why is Cruz against ethanol?
Well… there are millions of reasons.
Cruz has personal investments of up to $700,000 in oil and the Super PACs propping up his campaign have received over $25 million from oil interests.
Politicians like Ted Cruz are the worst kind.
He says he’s a conservative but doesn’t want to do anything to stop the $4.8 billion in subsidies received by the oil industry.
There are millions of reasons Ted Cruz supports Big Oil instead of Iowa farmers.
Call politician Ted Cruz- tell him to stop being a hypocrite and support Iowa jobs.
Paid for by America’s Renewable Future.
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