Grand Ronde Continuing To Spend Big Against Dead Casino
A new poll The Oregonian released yesterday show the measures are likely to be defeated by more than a two-to-one margin, yet filings today show the Grand Ronde has dumped another $623,000 into the "It's Still a Bad Idea" committee, which opposes the casino measures. The Grand Ronde have now spent more than $2.5 million this year to defend their position as the largest casino in the state.
Cynara Lilly, a spokeswoman for the "no" campaign, says her group is playing catch-up in an effort dispel the information casino proponents pumped into market with their millions of early advertising. The tribes also want to send a message. "We think it’s important that these guys understand that Oregon really doesn’t want them," Lilly says.
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Oct. 30, 2012
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