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Gambling and Campaign Finances

StoryJune 26, 1996
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Guests
Chuck Lewis

of the Center for Public Integrity


Money is growing on trees around the Capitol, and an increasing amount of contributions to candidates is coming from one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.–gambling. Center for Public Integrity, one of the leading group in Washington that tracks money and politics, is releasing a new report today that looks at how gambling interests, from riverboats to casinos to race tracks are funneling money into the Presidential and congressional campaigns.


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