February 22, 2018
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Group pressing for casinos spends $2M in October

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — The primary group pressing for a referendum to allow racetrack casinos in Biddeford and Washington County has spent $2 million in the latest reporting period.

Putting Maine to Work is among more than 20 political action and ballot question committees that have until midnight to file spending reports to the state ethics commission.

Putting Maine to Work has raised $3.3 million, most of which came from Ocean Properties, which wants to build a racino in Biddeford. According to the report, the group spent about $2 million in October.

Two casino questions are on the Nov. 8 ballot in Maine. The other question asks Mainers to approve a casino in Lewiston. There’s already a casino in Bangor, and a casino is under construction in the town of Oxford.

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