Former Lieutenant Governor Leo McCarthy put it bluntly, when speaking on the political influence of Indian tribes, especially as it relates to the urban gaming issues we see popping up in so many places.
"Tribal casinos are the single most powerful political contributor in California. They give much more than any other special interest," said former Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, who served on the National Gambling Impact Study Commission. "So they buy a lot of silence with campaign money. There are very few objections to anything they're doing."
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