WOOD VILLAGE, Ore. -- Proponents of The Grange casino project announced Tuesday they would suspend campaign operations and stop running ads supporting measures 82 and 83.
The group believes that Oregon voters are not ready to support a private casino, according to Stacey Dycus of Yes on 82 and 83.
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We knew when we began this process that it would be a challenge to break the existing political and gaming monopoly in Oregon, but we also knew that there was a great opportunity to create a unique entertainment destination in Wood Village that provided jobs and new revenues for schools and public services, she said.
The measure remains on the ballot and could still pass without the advertising support.
In the end, the final decision is up to voters, and we will continue to hope for the best on Election Day, Dycus said.