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Election ’02 FlashMaine Games


Doesn’t seem that Tony Soprano has hurt the Democrat nominee for governor in Maine. Congressman John Baldacci has been the subject of a vicious negative advertising from the Green Party candidate Jonathan Carter. One ad suggests that Balducci’s support for casino gambling in the Pine State will allow gaming establishments that are like the “Bada Bing!,” the strip club portrayed in the HBO show, The Sopranos. The ad, and all of the GOP’s attacks as a tax and spender, seem to have little effect on Baldacci, who is poised to be the first major party governor in almost a decade, succeeding Independent Angus King. Better news for the Republicans is that Senator Susan Collins, fending off an early challenge, will cruise to reelection.


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