Georgia GOP strikes a blow against casino gambling

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As Georgia legislators prepare for another all-out debate over legalizing gambling, opponents will have an important ally.

The Georgia GOP state committee overwhelmingly passed a resolution over the weekend that opposes casinos and horse racing.

John Watson, the recently-elected chair of the Georgia GOP, recused himself from the Saturday vote. Watson, a veteran operative and lobbyist, has advocated for legalizing gambling on behalf of Boyd Gaming Corp.

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