Gambling industry ties run deep in the Florida Legislature

3/31/09

No legislator is immune when it comes to the influence of the gambling industry in Florida. All 160 members of the Florida Legislature have either accepted a campaign check from the industry or benefited from its contributions to their parties. In the 2006-08 election cycle alone, horse and dog tracks, jai alai frontons and the Seminole Indian Tribe gave nearly $5 million to legislators and

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