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Closed Kansas dog tracks’ owner funding new PAC

August 1, 2012


— The owner of two closed Kansas dog racing tracks is funding a new political action committee that is helping moderate Republican candidates for state Senate seats.

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A campaign finance report filed Wednesday by the Kansas Wins PAC showed it received more than $144,000 from Phil Ruffin. He owns Wichita Greyhound Park and Camptown Greyhound Park outside Pittsburg.

A 2007 law allows slot machines at both tracks and the Woodlands dog and horse racing complex in Kansas City, Kan. But Ruffin has argued that the law isn't generous enough to track owners to make the machines financially viable.

The campaign finance report showed that, starting last week, the PAC spent more than $122,000 on mailings and radio ads, mostly for GOP moderates facing conservative opponents for Senate seats in Tuesday's primary.


Mike1949 5 years, 10 months ago

Good! Moderates are better than the idiot we have now though I would like to see a few liberals mixed in there also.

naturalist 5 years, 10 months ago

Yay, money for moderates! send the extreme right wingers packing!

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