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Gaming backers raise most in country

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2002

Backers of three gaming proposals in Arizona have spent so much money that the state ranks highest in the country for ballot issues this year, The Arizona Republic reports.

A total of $37.3 million has been raised so far for the initiatives. California trailed with $25.4 million for seven ballot items, the paper reported.

A group of 17 tribes raised the bulk of the money in Arizona, with $20.9 million. The Colorado River Indian Tribes spent $10 million. The racetrack industry spent $6.4 million -- more than the entire amount raised in Colorado.

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State gaming initiatives outspend national issues (The Arizona Republic 10/29)
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Arizona Gaming Proposals (As submitted):
Proposition 200: Yes for Arizona! | Proposition 201: Coalition for Arizona | Arizonans for Fair Gaming & Indian Self-Reliance

Relevant Links:
Arizona Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.az.us
Arizona Casinos, The Arizona Republic - http://www.azcentral.com/casino/arizona

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