South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the most prominent ‘jokers’ on the PPA’s target list of anti-online gambling proponents.
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has established a list of 22 politicians that the business is referring to as ‘jokers,’ highlighting lawmakers who are up for election in and who also oppose Internet poker november. The individuals on the list include applicants for the Senate, House of Representatives and gubernatorial positions, and feature both Republicans and Democrats whom have opposed online gambling.
‘Over the past year, these ‘jokers’ have advocated for federal and/or state prohibitions for Internet poker. Some have even sought to criminalize those who perform,’ the PPA’s declaration says. ‘We hope you will take the time to get hold of these lawmakers before Election and let your voice be heard day. It’s time to take the ‘jokers’ out of the deck!’
Most on List Are Likely to Win Elections
Many of the targets are anticipated to cruise to reelection victories this year. Those include big names, such as for instance Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who sponsored bills favored by Sheldon Adelson which would redefine the Wire Act to ban most forms of online gambling.
Probably the most name that is vulnerable the list is that of Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida. He could be locked in an extremely tight battle with Continue reading “Poker Players Alliance Unveils Political ‘Jokers’ List”