Bloomberg spends big to tip Arizona utility commission to Democrats

Clean energy groups are spending millions to elect Democrats to flip control of Arizona’s utility commission in hopes of speeding up the state’s adoption of renewable energy.

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for example, has spent more than $6.4 million through his Beyond Carbon Victory Fund to support three Democratic candidates running for seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission, according to state campaign finance records. Some of that sum has also gone to opposing Republican candidates for the open seats, including at least one that has been openly skeptical of climate change.

Chispa Arizona Political Action Committee, a Latino environmental group affiliated with the League of
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