What's sort of funny, if I'm reading the PAC reports correctly, is that Vote Yes on 2 is spending most of their media money with Maine companies, while CasinosNO is sending its money out of state.
Maine tribes bitter over past casino results
By Clarke Canfield, Associated Press Writer | November 2, 2008
PORTLAND, Maine --Maine's Indian tribes have tried three times to have laws passed so they could build a casino in the state. Three times they've failed.
There's a lingering bitterness among many tribal members as Mainers prepare to vote Tuesday on whether to allow a casino under the operation of a Las Vegas company.
This is the second time Mainers will have voted on a casino that isn't being proposed by either the Penobscot Indian Nation or the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
I'm not anti gambling, or anti casinos, I am against this proposal though.
Augusta only has itself to blame if this passes.
Maine casino backers looking elsewhere
By Glenn Adams, Associated Press Writer | November 5, 2008
PORTLAND, Maine --Supporters of the Oxford County casino say Mainers "missed the boat" when they rejected a referendum that would authorize the project.
Casino spokeswoman Pat LaMarche says she's certain a resort casino will be built in northern New England, but it's not going to be built in Maine. LaMarche also mentioned Massachusetts as a possible site.
Casino backers: Mainers have lost their chance
After Question 2's defeat, developers will turn to other states, the proposal's supporters say.
By MATT WICKENHEISER Staff Writer November 6, 2008
Proponents of a casino in Oxford County say Maine "missed the boat" by voting against Question 2, while opponents hope this will be the end of gambling proposals put to the state.
"I'd like to believe this is the definitive vote on casinos," said Dennis Bailey, executive director of CasinosNo!.
What O What would Bailey do then?
The Little Guy from Livermore Falls will find some new sheeple to fleece. Don't you worry.
His PR firm has some good, regular, everyday paying customers. At least he's creating real jobs. I have no direct beef with Mr. Bailey. He's doing what he does best... selling ideas.
He certainly has done a good job of capitalizing on the opportunities bestowed upon him by Angus King. So perhaps the former Governor saw something other Mainers don't.
Some of the Progressive Dems I know in Portland aren't too keen on Dennis, so he can't be all bad.
[quote]Mainers have lost their chance[/quote]
I don't believe that for a minute. Casino's will never give up trying to get a casino in every state. There is just too much money to be made for the casinos and they have plenty of money to go after it year, after year after year. In fact, they are using "your" money. Hehe.
Thank you fellow Mainers for voting it down once again. See you again in 4 years.