OREGON CASINO SUPPORTERS SUSPEND CAMPAIGN TO PASS MEASURES 82, 83

From The Oregonian:

Backers of a proposed casino in Wood Village said today they are suspending their campaign to get voters to approve Measures 82 and 83, which would allow it.

“We knew when we began this process that it would be a challenge to break the existing political and gaming monopoly,” said a news release issued this afternoon. “But we also knew that there was a great opportunity to create a unique entertainment destination in Wood Village.”

The release says the campaign is “suspending operations” and will no longer run paid advertising. According to the latest state reports, supporters have raised and spent more than $5 million, not including the money spent to get the measures on the ballot.

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