No Casinos Unveils Big Names From Both Parties Who Oppose Expansion of Gambling in Florida

##For Immediate Release February 14 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Florida has a strong bi-partisan tradition of opposing the legalization of casino-style gambling. Floridians have fought the battle against Las  Vegas-style casinos and have won each time. In 1978, 1986 and 1994, Florida voters rejected high-stakes casino gambling. Over the years, an  important part of the No Casinos effort has been enlisting the support  of those who have led the state to show their concern about this issue,  and their opposition to the expansion of gambling.

It’s a cause that has united Democrats, Republicans and Independents  since the 1970s. So in recognition of state leaders who opposed and  continue to oppose the legalization of Las Vegas-style casinos in  Florida, the No Casinos Statesmen’s Council has been launched to  represent the unified, bipartisan view that expanded casino gambling  will be harmful to Florida.

Other current and former statewide office holders are welcome to join  this effort, and the plan is to continue to add to the ranks of the  Council throughout 2014.

Special thanks to those who have already joined the No Casinos  Statesmen’s Council, including:

Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Bob Graham
Governor Jeb Bush
Governor  Wayne Mixon
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp
Agriculture  Commissioner Adam Putnam
Attorney General Pam Bondi
CFO Jeff  Atwater
CFO Tom Gallagher
Speaker James Harold Thompson
Speaker  Larry Cretul
Speaker Dean Cannon

For more information on the Statesmen’s Council, please visit NoCasinos.org.

Contact:
NoCasinos.org
Michael Joe Murphy, 407-608-5930
murph@nocasinos.org

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