New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Jim Rubens is publicly touting his belief in climate change.

It’s a unique move, especially in an environment where the majority of Republicans have voiced skepticism about the science behind climate change, and whether it is impacting the globe.

{mosads}Rubens is running against former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in New Hampshire’s GOP primary. He will likely lose to Brown, who is seen as the GOP’s best shot at beating Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). 

Still, out of the 107 Republicans running for Senate as of right now in the 2014 election cycle, Rubens is the only one who states that he believes global warming exists on his official website, the Huffington Post reports.

On his website it states that “Rubens agrees with the majority of New Hampshire residents who, by 54 to 36 percent, believe global warming is happening and is caused mainly by human activity versus natural phenomena.”

The Huffington Post looked at every Senate Republican candidates’ campaign website across the 31 states where elections are being held this year.

More than half ignored the issue of climate change; others had websites under construction; some denied it, and others simply back environmental protection.

The climate change issue, while likely not a big part of GOP primaries might be used by Democrats during the general election cycle, especially in states where environmental groups are present.

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