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Willie Brown joins billionaire Adelson's team fighting online poker
Willie Brown joins billionaire Adelson's team fighting online poker

Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said Thursday he is joining a coalition funded by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that is fighting proposals to legalize Internet gambling in California. Brown previously was working in favor of Internet poker legislation. Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco, joins a team that also includes former Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez of Los Angeles, a partner in Mercury Public Affairs, and Democratic political strategist Chris Lehane. Mercury has been paid $175,000 during the last six months by Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. to lobby against Internet poker bills introduced by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) and...

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