After receiving a cease-and-desist notice, a WXFT Fox 4—a TV station in Fort Myers, FL—“pulled an ad backed by billionaire Tom Steyer that targeted Gov. Rick Scott (R).” The Hill,
“The ad, paid for by Steyer’s NextGen Climate group, claimed Scott had benefited from oil drilling near the Everglades and received $200,000 from the industry, but didn’t specify any company.
“Scott’s campaign shot back at the accusations, stating the ad was referring to the Dan A Hughes Co., from which the state’s environmental protection office has revoked drilling permits and filed a lawsuit against during the governor’s tenure.
“In a cease-and-desist letter sent to the TV station last week, Scott’s counsel said the ad contained “false, misleading, and defamatory information” about Scott.”
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