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Spokane Tribe Upset About Casino Ads

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane Tribe is upset with supporters
of Republican governor candidate Dino Rossi over television
commercials that suggest the tribe and the state struck an improper
deal to expand casino gambling.
The commercials, which the tribe contends are "misleading and
racially charged," highlight a bone of contention between Rossi
and incumbent Democrat Chris Gregoire.
The gambling issue came up at a debate Thursday in Spokane.
Rossi repeated his contention that Gregoire made a mistake by
negotiating a gambling compact with the Spokane Tribe that turned
down an offer of revenue for the state.
Gregoire says there was lots of opposition to revenue-sharing,
and the Spokane Tribe got less than it wanted from the
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