Internet gambling politicians re-elected
According to early reports on the U.S. Mid-Term political elections, which inspire great interest in the gambling sector, two crucial politicians have kept their seats.
A Democratic representative and online gambling champion Barney Frank (70) took a convincing victory against his Republican opponent Sean Bielat (35) in Massachusetts. Congressman Frank, a former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a House of Representatives member for three decades, is famous as a loud advocate of legalized online gambling in the United States. Apart from this, he pushed through the sweeping law this year to repress mortgage and credit card abuses and establish a bureau for independent consumer protection after the financial crisis.
According to Reuters, Frank’s defeated Republican opponent Sean Bielat is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and business consultant, who had expressed severe criticism against Frank in regards to billions of dollars in federal aid given to government sponsored mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The reports from 87 percent of precincts show that Frank’s win with 57 percent of votes compared to Bielat's 40 percent, represents a more convincing victory than recent polls indicated.
The reports also informed of the Nevada success of veteran Democrat Senator Harry Reid, who occupies a more equivocal position regarding online gambling. This Senate majority leader, who is considered to be greatly influential in the US gambling scene, was re-elected to his former position.
Based on the U.S. media reports, the House of Representatives has been retained by the Republicans, and the Democrats succeeded to keep their position in the Senate.
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