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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 07:28 AM

BUSTED:Two GOP senators up for re-election pushed a controversial casino after receiving donations

Come on, post how shocked you are that two Republican United States Senators are crooks.

Published 3 hours ago on October 28, 202
By Roger Sollenberger


Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., who are both up for re-election this year, coordinated in an apparent pay-to-play scheme that played out for several years regarding the development of a controversial casino in a North Carolina tribal area.
The long-haul effort has involved pressure from a powerful ally to President Trump, as well as tens of thousands of dollars in contributions from industry lobbyists and the casino developer ó a riverboat casino mogul who has paid out millions of dollars in fraud cases.

That casino broke ground this July, but still faces hurdles at the state and federal levels, as well as fierce local opposition. With both Republican senators facing unexpectedly tight races, the tangled decade-long dispute plays an obscure but contentious role in their campaigns, and might in the end prove reflective of Tillisí and Grahamís changing relationships to the interests of their states.


The Catawba Native American Tribe reservation is located near Rock Hill, in the northern part of South Carolina, a state which does not allow casinos. The tribe, a low-income community, has pushed for years to develop a gaming sector. After meeting with defeat in South Carolina courts, in 2008 it announced plans to build a casino across the border in North Carolina, claiming historical rights to the land.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/busted-two-gop-senators-up-for-re-election-pushed-for-a-controversial-casino-after-receiving-donations-from-gop-megadonor-indicted-for-money-laundering/

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