On a day when campaigning over gambling expansion was otherwise muted by storm cleanup, proponents of a new casino in
FOR Maryland Jobs and Schools, the ballot committee largely financed by
Along with the letters, the MGM-backed committee released a new ad touting the endorsements and repeating the by now familiar arguments that expanded gambling will bring jobs and investment to Maryland while keeping tax revenue at home.
In their letter, NAACP state President Gerald Stansbury and political action chair Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham Sr. say "Question 7 provides an important opportunity for more jobs for all people of color and all working families throughout Maryland and new sources of funds for our schools."
The supporters' ad follows one released by the opposition ballot committee, which is bankrolled by
Several Maryland elected officials, including Gov.
James Browning, mid-Atlantic director for Common Cause, said it is no more appropriate for an elected official to appear in an ad financed by Penn National than it was to make an ad for the other side. He said that such free publicity amounts to a contribution to an official who is widely believed to be a candidate for governor.