Tuesday, July 24, 2012


To: All Democratic Candidates and Party Officials

From: Only in New Mexico

Re: Casino

Stop holding fundraisers at local tribal casinos.  Did it ever occur to you that more money from the attendees might be received if they didn't have slot machines nearby?  And I personally know more than one person who refuses to go to casinos for any reason, even if it means not donating at fundraisers for their favorite democratic candidates.  Also, if I am not mistaken, those casinos do not pay gross receipts taxes and that loses money for the state's much stressed general fund.

No, I am not a prude.  I just don't think casinos are appropriate for political fundraisers.


Anonymous said...

I agree, casinos rip off every penny they can, and besides, I can't stand the smoke!

Sterling Fluharty said...

There has been some discussion of your blog post on twitter today. Heather Townsend suggests you consult tribal leaders and tribal gaming attorneys as well as research the tribal gaming compacts.