South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the most prominent ‘jokers’ on the PPA’s target list of anti-online gambling proponents.
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has generated a list of 22 politicians that the organization is referring to as ‘jokers,’ highlighting lawmakers who are up for election in November and whom also oppose Web poker. The people on the list include prospects for the Senate, House of Representatives and gubernatorial positions, and feature both Republicans and Democrats who have compared online gambling.
‘Over the year that is past these ‘jokers’ have advocated for federal and/or state prohibitions for Internet poker. Some have even sought to criminalize those who play,’ the PPA’s declaration says. ‘We hope you will need the time to get hold of these lawmakers before Election Day and let your voice be heard. It’s time to take the ‘jokers’ out from the deck!’
Most on List Are Most Likely to Win Elections
Lots of the targets are anticipated to cruise to reelection victories this year. Those include big names, such as for instance Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who sponsored bills preferred by Sheldon Adelson which would redefine the Wire Act to ban most kinds of online gambling.
Probably the most name that is vulnerable the list is that of Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida. He could be locked in a really battle that is ti