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How can I Trust You To Legislate When You Don't hit soft 17s?

By Chuckmonster on Sunday, 19th June 2005 10:40pm
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Ever wonder about those strangers sitting at the casino tables? They could be members of Congress.

Sin City has become a top destination for globe-trotting lawmakers as special interest groups lure members of Congress and their staffs away from Washington.

Private groups have paid for 181 trips to Las Vegas for lawmakers since 2000, making the gambling mecca the third hottest spot in the nation for trip-taking lawmakers, according to a study.

Only New York City and the West Virginia resort town of White Sulphur Springs -- which hosts congressional retreats -- beat out Las Vegas as a favorite destination for lawmakers traveling on the dime of special interest and industry trade groups, according to updated research by Northwestern University and PoliticalMoneyLine, a nonpartisan watchdog group.



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