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GOP Candidates Treading Gingerly on Climate Change

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, a worker uses an all-terrain vehicle with a plow to clear the sidewalks outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Many government offices and schools closed before the first flake of snow, but there were signs Tuesday that significant winter weather was moving into the mid-Atlantic region as heavy snow began falling. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, a worker uses an all-terrain vehicle with a plow to clear the sidewalks outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Many government offices and schools closed before the first flake of snow, but there were signs Tuesday that significant winter weather was moving into the mid-Atlantic region as heavy snow began falling. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON— Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make...




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