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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that the only reason that GOP candidates don't accept climate change is that they are afraid of losing money from high-profile donors.

"There is something special about this issue and it speaks to the corruption of our campaign finance system," the Vermont senator said while speaking on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday. "But here is the political reality, if a Republican today were to say, 'You know I listened to the science, I've read the reports and climate change is real and we've got to do something about it.' You know what happens to them the next day? Their funding from the Koch brothers and other donors will be cut."

Money in politics and climate change are two of Sanders' biggest issues on the campaign trail.

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