More: 2008

Ohio voters reject non-Indian casino referendum

Ohio voters reject non-Indian casino referendum (November 5, 2008)

Voters in Ohio soundly rejected a proposal for a $600 million non-Indian casino on Tuesday, The Cincinnatti Enquirer reports. Issue 6 was trailing 61 percent to 39 percent, according to preliminary results. The Associated Press said the referendum would not...

Opinion: Sen. McCain a pro-gaming candidate

Opinion: Sen. McCain a pro-gaming candidate (October 31, 2008)

"Obama supporters may deride John McCain's claims to being a political maverick, but McCain has proved himself willing to buck the Republican Party once again on issues with which they disagree. The latest example is casino gambling. The Ohio ballot...

Gaming donations pour into McCain campaign

Gaming donations pour into McCain campaign (October 27, 2008)

John McCain may be down in the polls but he is leading Barack Obama in donations from the gaming industry. The non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics says the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee has received more than...

Column: John McCain, the tale of a gambling man

Column: John McCain, the tale of a gambling man (October 1, 2008)

"We've known for a while of John McCain's childhood connection to the region, where he lived for a short period when his father was serving a stint here as a Navy submarine commander. But it wasn't until the results of...

Blog: 'Hatchet job' on McCain and Indian gaming

Blog: 'Hatchet job' on McCain and Indian gaming (October 1, 2008)

"The New York Times, a shrill partisan voice, assails John McCain in yet another misleading, loaded-for-bear "expose." All in a day's work for the partisan gray lady. Not exactly your October Surprise, but close. Truth is, McCain has distanced himself...

McCain cancels   Nevada visit after gambling story

McCain cancels Nevada visit after gambling story (September 30, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has canceled a scheduled campaign visit to Reno, Nevada. No reason was given but the move comes after The New York Times reported about McCain's close times to the gaming industry. The paper said he has...

McCain opposed one casino but protected another

McCain opposed one casino but protected another (September 30, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) led the fight against an off-reservation casino in the Bay Area while protecting another one whose partners were close associates, The Berkeley Daily Planet reported. McCain backed legislation that would force the Lytton Band of Pomo...

Gawker: 'No one' noticed McCain  gambling story

Gawker: 'No one' noticed McCain gambling story (September 29, 2008)

"The New York Times ran a huge (huge!) A1 investigative piece on John McCain and his weird gambling obsession and ties to the Indian Casino industry and Vegas and lobbyists and ten thousand other things yesterday. It was well-reported, historical...

Campbell blames NIGC for McCain's gaming bill

Campbell blames NIGC for McCain's gaming bill (September 29, 2008)

Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) doesn't want Indian voters to hold Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) accountable for a controversial Indian gaming bill that tribes nationwide opposed. Campbell insists McCain introduced S.2078 at the request of the National Indian Gaming...

Column: DNC goes after Sen. McCain on gambling

Column: DNC goes after Sen. McCain on gambling (September 29, 2008)

"The Brody File has learned that the Democratic National Committee is now going after John McCain and what they believe are his questionable ties to gambling lobbyists. The web ad begins Monday but later this week they will start...

NYT: Sen. McCain and ties to gambling industry

NYT: Sen. McCain and ties to gambling industry (September 28, 2008)

"Senator John McCain was on a roll. In a room reserved for high-stakes gamblers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, he tossed $100 chips around a hot craps table. When the marathon session ended around 2:30 a.m., the...

Indian gaming non-lobbyist part of McCain team

Indian gaming non-lobbyist part of McCain team (July 8, 2008)

Correction: The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is a client of DC Navigators, not the National Indian Gaming Association. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, doesn't want lobbyists working for his campaign but he doesn't seem to...

Presidential candidates accept gaming dollars

Presidential candidates accept gaming dollars (March 18, 2008)

The three presidential candidates have accepted over $180,000 in campaign contributions from gaming interests, The Boston Globe reports. Citing figures from the Center for Responsive Politics, the paper said Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona accepted $102,200 from gaming and...

Indian gaming and the 2008 presidential race

Indian gaming and the 2008 presidential race (January 29, 2008)

Where do Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), the leading Democratic presidential candidates, stand on Indian gaming? According to Dianne Barker-Harrold, former legal counsel for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, the candidates' positions don't...

Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama spar  over gaming

Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama spar over gaming (January 18, 2008)

As the Democratic candidates head into the Nevada and California votes, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) says Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) doesn't support the gaming industry. Clinton told The Los Angeles Times she supports gaming as an economic development...

Presidential candidates not afraid of gambling

Presidential candidates not afraid of gambling (June 11, 2007)

The Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are paying a lot of attention to Nevada, one of the early primary states. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) and former...

Citing 'scandal,' McCain seeks more gaming oversight

Citing 'scandal,' McCain seeks more gaming oversight (May 24, 2007)

Citing potential for "scandal" and "abuses," Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) called for stronger oversight of the gaming industry. “I am concerned about the oversight and regulation of gaming,” McCain said in a conference call with reporters, The Boston Herald reported. “You...