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GOP Minority, Slots, and Political Leverage

I attended Bob Ehrlich’s lecture at Goucher College last night. During the Q&A session he and a Republican legislator (I can’t remember who) mentioned that depending on the number of anti-slots Democrats that are turned by O’Malley, the Republican minority might hold the deciding votes on slots, especially in the House of Delegates, which in turn they could use as leverage on other issues like tax increases.

The Washington Times quoted Republican minority leader Tony O’Donnell on the slots issue saying, “I don’t think anyone should assume broad support from the Republicans.”

Assuming enough anti-slots Democrats stick to their guns, this might turn out to be the case.



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