Gaming backers raise most in country
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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

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