Deval Patrick weighs in on Wampanoag casino

Democratic candidate needs more information on slots also
Globe story is surrounded by candidate's web advertising

In a small piece in today's Boston Globe (on right), Democratic candidate for Governor Deval Patrick reveals an open mind on Indian gambling and a cautious approach to thousands of slot machines in the state's race track.

Click image to Globe storyHere's a line from that story,

Gubernatorial candidate Deval Patrick said yesterday that his research so far leaves him ''uncomfortable with slots in racetracks and casinos in Massachusetts," but he needs to do more ''homework" before deciding whether to endorse casino gambling in the state. 

Mr. Patrick adds that he's not morally opposed to gambling but worries whether the person at the slot can afford to be there as well as concerns about whether slots in private businesses will hurt the Massachusetts lottery which funds education.

Tribe wants most of  Massachusetts Military Reservation

In a story last week in the Mashpee Enterprise, the Mashpee tribe's leader is quoted demanding "a lot" of  land be returned,

“We want a lot; a lot was taken or lost,” Glenn A. Marshall said Tuesday when asked how much land the Mashpee Wampanoag will seek if, as expected, they receive final federal recognition as the nation’s 564th tribe next year. “Nobody’s home or land is going to be taken,” said Mr. Marshall, the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council.. “We would like a good portion of the base,” Mr. Marshall said of the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

Patrick's Online marketing 

In another example of candidate Deval Patrick's "ahead of the curve" political sense, he has bought web ads to surround any stories about him in The Globe.

The image above on the right is what today's Globe story looked like online with both a full banner ad at the top and a large pop-up ad on the right. Both can be clicked on to go to Patrick's new online videos. 

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