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Olympia Group

Pro Casino Ads on TV

The Yes on 2 campaign, now backed by the Olympia Group, has begun airing two ads, titled "Lost Millions" and "Opportunity," claiming that a casino in Oxford County will create jobs and recoup money from Mainers who currently travel out of state to gamble.

The ads go after CasinosNo! directly, referring to them as "the no people".

PolitickerME has more.

Casino Referendum Gets Interesting

Seth Carey, the ethically-challenged lawyer, is no longer head of the Oxford County casino referendum effort. He's been bought out by a Vegas firm that will likely dump a ton of money into the election. Pat LaMarche is back on as spokesperson for the effort.

The referendum itself remains as pernicious as ever. Its wording would give the casino company a monopoly over gambling in the state and the group's president a seat on several state boards overseeing everything from health care efforts to education. I hope Dennis Bailey and CasinosNo! are ready for their two-front fight.