Leggett and O'Malley On The Line For Slots
Robocalls are being made to households in Montgomery County by County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), urging voters to support the slot-machine gambling referendum on election day. It's paid for by For Maryland For Our Future, the pro-slots advocacy group.
The two Democrats predict an infusion of much needed cash to the strapped state treasury:
"Hi, this is Governor Martin O'Malley, and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett calling with For Maryland For Our Future to remind you when you vote this Tuesday, make sure you vote for Question 2.
"Question 2, which will allow for a limited number of slot machines in five locations, will pump $660 million in new money into Maryland schools without raising taxes. For the future of Maryland, please don't stop at the top of your ballot and remember to vote FOR Question 2 on Tuesday November 4. Thank you."
The top section is getting cut off on voicemail in some instances, leaving it unclear who is calling to urge you to vote for slots.
That might be just fine by Leggett, a reluctant slots backer who said recently he is supporting the measure only because of the current economic downtrun, and who has heard from many in his county who are dismayed that he has climbed on the slots bandwagon.
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