Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Civil Rights

Former Democratic Challenger MD Governor

Vociferously opposes more gambling

Glendening's veto of a bill that might have allowed casino gambling in Maryland... helps keep this state casino-free and avoids undermining the credibility of recently stated opposition from Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Both have vociferously opposed more gambling in the state.

The bill Glendening vetoed was designed to accelerate the process by which Native Americans seek tribal recognition. With that recognition, tribes can move to acquire authority for gambling as they have in other states.

Even before she announced her campaign for governor officially, Townsend said she opposed slot machine gambling - a position widely popular among the politically influential African-American churches. Any suggestion that Glendening had left an opening for casinos would have given his second in command considerable explaining to do.

Source: Baltimore Sun, "Eliminating the gamble" May 17, 2002

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