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Old 08-30-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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Bush-GOP strategist admits taking tribal money

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Bush-GOP strategist admits taking tribal money
Monday, August 30, 2004

A Republican strategist for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign admitting taking more than $1 million from two Washington lobbyists being investigated for high fees they took from tribes with casinos.

Ralph Reed, former executive director of the Christian Coalition, earlier denied being associated with lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations executive Michael Scanlon. The two received at least $45 million in fees from tribal clients.

But Reed confirmed to The Washington Post that he accepted money from the pair despite having "worked for decades to oppose the expansion of casino gambling." One news report said he was hired to help the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, which owns a casino, prevent another tribe from opening a casino.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing September 14 on the lobbying investigation.

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Gumyu/Howka, I say all the tribes with casinos should have known the government would work their way into the natives money. I wouldn't be surprised if the whites tried to walk all over the natives and try to take over the land that the casinos are built on. It's like the gold rush and they're halfway there. (in the south anyway, I don't know about the north)
Casinos shouldn't waste money on a government that won't even try to give something back to the natives. All I've noticed is the natives having to try to buy their own lands back only to have the property tax jacked up to higher prices. Natives deserve more then a museum in DC that is a few hundred years overdue.
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