PRO GAMBLING SCOTT RUPP WINS THE
2ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT ELECTION

4.5.06

Republican Rep. Scott Rupp defeated Democratic Rep. Wayne Henke yesterday in a special election to fill a vacant Senate seat on the outskirts of St. Louis.

With all precincts reporting, Rupp had almost 54 percent of the votes - 18,289 to Henke's 15,769, according to the secretary of state's office.
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IN THE 2004 METRO VOICE CANDIDATE SURVEY
WHICH ADDRESSED THE GAMBLING ISSUE,
RUPP CHOSE "A" AS HIS OPTION.

http://www.metrovoice.net/www.metrovoice.net/2004/1104_stlweb/1104_index.html

State Representative District 13

James Lloyd - Chose Not to

Respond

Scott Rupp
MMMM.1. c 2. b 3. b 4. e 5. a 6. b 7. c 8. c 9. b 10. b

5.  Gaming
[a] MMissouri must take full advantage of gaming as a revenue source since it benefits state & local governments.
[b] 
MGaming has proven beneficial to Missouri but further expansion of gaming should not be allowed.
[c] 
MGambling has proven itself to be a social and economic liability for our state and should be abolished.



BOTH STATE SENATE CANDIDATES
HAVE TAKEN GAMBLING MONEY
Rupp has taken money for
this senate campaign


MISSOURI ALERT from CasiNO Watch
April 2, 2006


Many of you have asked about the Henke/Rupp race for State Senator in Missouri's 2ND Senatorial District. This is an important race for those interested in the gambling expansion issue in Missouri. Just last year it was Senator Jon Dolan from this District who pushed the pro gambling agenda that would have removed the $500 Loss Limit in casinos. To his disappointment, his colleagues on the Senate floor, from both sides of the aisle, filibustered the idea to death late at night as the Session was ending. So, the question naturally arises, will his successor follow suit and work for the pro casino side as well?

Of course, we don't know what the future holds, but we can look to see who has taken campaign contributions from casinos and might therefore be inclined to "help them out". A quick look at the MO Ethics Commission's list of campaign contributions in this race reveals that Rupp, the Republican, has taken considerable casino money, while Henke has not. Looking back two years, Rupp has taken 4-1/2 times as many dollars in casino contributions as his Democrat opponent. This is somewhat surprising as Republicans often refuse casino contributions due to the fact that the Republican Party Platform specifically speaks out against gambling expansion.

The score from January of 2004 to the present for both men who desire to be Senator from the 2ND Senatorial District is as follows:

Henke (D) - 3 contributions totaling $700 (2004 campaign cycle)
Rupp (R) - 10 contributions totaling $3150 (2004 and 2006 campaign cycle)

Thank you for your interest in knowing the facts related to gambling as you select your new Senator.


Rupp Contributions from Casinos

Isle of Capri, KC 300
1/13/04
Harrah's Operating Co., Inc. TN 300
1/13/04
Missouri Gaming Co. MO 300
8/31/04
Isle of Capri, MS 250
8/31/04
Harrah's Operating Co., Inc. TN 300
10/15/04
Missouri Gaming Co. MO 300
10/15/04
Ameristar Casino KC, MO 300
10/25/04
Ameristar Casino St. Charles, MO 300
10/25/04
Isle of Capri, MS 200
1/15/06
Harrah's Operating Co., Inc. TN 600
2/23/06
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMTotal 3150

Henke Contributions from Casinos

Missouri Gaming Co. MO 150
7/21/04
Christopher Liese, Isle of Capri , MS 250
7/30/04
Missouri Gaming Co. MO 300
10/9/04
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMTotal 700