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Fletcher Insists Anti-Casino Theme Can Be A Winning Strategy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Polls show that Kentuckians want a chance to decide the issue of casino gambling. But Governor Fletcher insists his opposition to casino gambling can be a winning re-election strategy.

So far, the Republican incumbent's campaign has focused on linking Democratic opponent Steve Beshear to casinos and warning that the expanded gambling would result in social and economic ills.

Beshear supports amending the state Constitution to allow casinos, mostly at Kentucky horse tracks along with two to four built in border communities.

Fletcher said during an interview with the AP yesterday that the people who will be associated with casino gambling -- quote -- "are not the kind of people we want to bring into our state."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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