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Christian Coalition still after Poarch Creeks


The Christian Coalition of Alabama is still opposing the Poarch Creek Band's efforts to expand gaming after being linked to two Washington insiders under federal investigation.

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant Michael Scanlon paid former national Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed to mobilize opposition to the Poarch Creeks, according to a Senate investigation. The money came from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, which opposed gaming by other tribes.

Reed denied knowing the money came from a gaming tribe but the Christian Coalition of Alabama says it is still opposing the Poarch Creeks. The tribe wants to offer non-banked poker games but the organization says it is illegal.

Get the Story:
Poarch Creek Indians plan poker in Atmore (The Birmingham News 10/19)

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