GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will headline a Wednesday rally in downtown New York to protest a regional global warming compact.
Cain joins the Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity's rally, which is scheduled for noon and is expected to draw a couple of hundred tea party supporters who want to put an end to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
AFP last month notched a big win when it got New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to drop out of the 10-state cap-and-trade program for power plants. Now, AFP is looking for more states to take Christie's lead.
Mike Pronto, the group's spokesman, said Cain is the only GOP White House contender to accept a request to speak at the rally, which coincides with one of RGGI’s emission allowance auctions. "Invitations are extended to all the presidential candidates," he said.
Conservative talk radio host Steve Malzberg is also expected to speak at the rally.
This article first appeared on POLITICO Pro at 9:58 a.m. on June 7, 2011.
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