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AP: Slot Machine Expansion is Gov. Ted Strickland’s Biggest Regret

December 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

Apparently, doing the bidding of the MTR lobbyists in the Redfern family and looking like a big hypocrite, only to have it blow up in his face thanks to the conservatives at LetOhioVote.org wasn’t such a good idea:

Ohio governor: Plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks was biggest mistake in 2010

By Associated Press

2:00 PM EST, December 21, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Ted Strickland believes that pursuing slot machines at horse racing tracks to help the state budget was his biggest mistake as governor this year.

Strickland told The Associated Press in a year-end interview Monday that it was a mistake not to have been able to foresee that the Ohio Supreme Court would thwart the slots plan.

The Democratic governor also said he is pursuing additional federal stimulus money to help Ohio through tough economic times. He said the tough times are not the state’s — or his — fault.

Strickland said he definitely is running for re-election in 2010. The 68-year-old said he’s in good health and challenged in a cage fight anyone spreading rumors otherwise, saying he would have that person “crying uncle” within five minutes.

Also, did you notice that he isn’t dropping the health issue?

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