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MGM Seeks Support For Casino At Springfield Polling Places


Supporters of  MGM Resorts’ casino project campaigned outside several Springfield polling places during Tuesday’s special Senate election.

   MGM representatives handed out brochures, buttons and signs and urged voters to come back to the polls on July 16th and vote in favor of the company’s $800 million Springfield casino project.  Michael Mathis, an MGM vice president said this was just part of a campaign to get a high turnout and an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.

   Citizens Against Casino Gaming did not have a presence at the polls Tuesday, but the group is planning a forum Wednesday night featuring several prominent anti-casino speakers.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.