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Anti-casino media blitz planned for Michigan

7 February 2008

MICHIGAN -- As reported by the Michigan Times Herald: "A media blitz aimed at rallying opposition to proposed casinos in Port Huron and Romulus is being orchestrated by a public-relations consultant who has worked for some of the biggest names in Democratic politics.

"Peter Ragone III confirmed he is president of the newly created Americans for Gaming Reform Inc., which has launched a radio campaign in Detroit and bought a full-page ad Tuesday in Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill.

"...The media blitz appears timed to coincide with a congressional hearing today in Washington D.C. The 48-member House Natural Resources Committee is to hear testimony on a pair of bills that would open the door for two casinos, one near Metro Airport in Romulus and the other at either the Edison Inn or Desmond Landing in Port Huron.

"... In Detroit, radio spots are warning of lost jobs and tax revenues if the two casinos are not stopped..."

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