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The anti-slots group Marylanders United to Stop Slots says it is asking 12 radio stations in Washington and Baltimore to pull two pro-slots ads that the group considers "false and misleading."

The ads by For Maryland, For Our Future say that the referendum to legalize slot machine gambling--Question 2 on the November ballot--would raise $650 million or $700 million for education. One states that slots foes have proposed raising $700 million in taxes instead, something that group has not done.

"These advertisements are false and misleading, and knowingly misstate facts and positions on the issue of Question 2," wrote Scott Arceneaux, senior adviser for the anti-slots group, in a letter released yesterday. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air these advertisements immediately."

For a copy of the letter and a transcript of the ads click here

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 1, 2008; 2:21 PM ET
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