Thursday, January 28, 2010

Candidate For R.I. Governor Vows To Back Full--Fledged Casinos In State If Massachusetts Gets Casinos

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Former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island said earlier this week that he will run for governor and that he supports turning the state´s two slot parlors into full-fledged casinos with table games should Massachusetts open casinos.

Chafee left the Republican party after he lost a Senate re-election bid in 2007. Chafee´s father, a former governor and also a former U.S. Senator, is known in Indian Country for authoring an amendment to a 1995 federal spending bill that would prohibit the Narragansett Indian Tribe from operating a casino on their tribal land.