This from the Springfield Republican’s write-up of tonight’s debate in Northampton among the Democratic candidates for Governor. As far as I can tell, the news from the debate is that Joe Avellone has pulled a Berwick on casinos:
Avellone said the benefits of casinos were oversold and he is against casino gaming, a view also shared by Berwick.
“There is an overestimate in the revenue to the commonwealth,” he said. “And it will add a whole new health burden to this commonwealth. The cost is not worth the benefit and there are other ways to add to our economy.”
Also amusing: Martha Coakley grudgingly admitted that she would vote against a casino if proposed for her home town of Medford, and Steve Grossman would do the same, even though both apparently support bringing casino gambling to somewhere else in the state.
Anyway, here’s the photo – what’s your caption?