The Washington County racino battle is
heating up, with the two sides accusing each other of inaccuracies
in campaign ads that began running on television this week.
Backers of the Passamaquoddy Tribe plan took issue with a claim
that the November 6th referendum would allow high-stakes beano
games in Washington County without local approval and that the
state would receive no revenue from such games.
Meanwhile, opponents are questioning the accuracy of a
pro-racino ad that claims some of the gambling revenue would go
toward public safety.
One TV station, WGME in Portland, notified the opposition group
Casinos No! that it was dropping its anti-racino ad. But Casinos
No! said the station later agreed to reinstate the ad, with a
slight change clarifying one of its claims.