THE BLOG
10/18/2007 12:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huckabee Stands Alone on Gambling

The following piece is produced by Huffington Post's OffTheBus.

Single digit Republican Mike Huckabee is the lone candidate in either party with the spine to piss off Harry Reid and the gambling tribes with their tens of millions in political money. Huckabee remains alone in responding to the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling's candidate integrity quiz, questions below.

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Here are the questions:

1) Last year, Congress voted overwhelming to criminalize most forms of Internet gambling. This year some members of Congress are promoting legislation to legalize Internet gambling. If such legislation passed, would you veto it?

2) Right now there are scores of tribes trying to get BIA permission to build off-reservation casinos many miles from their reservations. As president, would you instruct your Secretary of Interior to reject these efforts?

3) Last year the DC Circuit Federal Court ruled that the federal government had no authority to regulate tribal casino gambling. Most states have either very limited or no regulation of tribal casino gambling. As president would you take action to help reinstate federal regulation of tribal gambling?

Huckabee answered "yes" to all three questions.