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Campaign 2009: Casinos Lead, SW Schools Levy Trails

Early election returns show supporters of Issue #3, which would allow for the construction of four casinos around the state, leading opponents. With 36 percent of the precincts reporting, supporters of casinos lead 54% to 46%.

State issue #2 which would change the state constitution to form a livestock care standards board leads 65% to 34% with 41% of precincts reporting.

In the Southwestern City School district the school levy trails by about 15-hundred votes,52% no to 48% yes, with about a third of the precincts reporting.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.