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John McCain Hosting NCAA Tourney Contest On Web Site

McCain Hosting NCAA Tournament
Contest On Presidential Campaign Web Site
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), is “inviting visitors to his presidential campaign Web site to join him in picking winners in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament,” according to Tony Batt of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Contest winners are eligible to receive a “McCain fleece” jacket, a “McCain hat” or a “McCain pin.” The Web site also “solicits contributions to McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.” Three years ago, McCain “attempted to prohibit Nevada sports books from accepting wagers on any college games,” and spokesperson Danny Diaz said that McCain “remains opposed to legalized wagering on amateur sports.” Diaz: “This is not betting or gambling in any way, shape or form. John McCain is an avid sports fan, and this contest serves as a way to share that with supporters” (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 3/15).

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