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Political Group Raises Money From Casino Interests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A political group that ran ads in the last
governor's race has filed a report showing some of its major
financial backers have horse racing or casino interests. The
Bluegrass Freedom Fund ran ads during the 2007 governor's race
calling for ethics reform, and blasted former Governor Fletcher
during the campaign. One casino operator, William Yung, gave $1
million to that fund.
Governor Beshear is a supporter of legalizing casino gambling in
Kentucky and is calling for a constitutional amendment on the
matter.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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