Congrats Poker Patriots! Step In The Right Direction.

November 14th, 2012  :  Written by Patriot #1

Rep. Jim Leach : DefeatedWith the Democrats taking the House – and possibly the Senate – in yesterday’s mid-term elections, a clear message was sent to the Washington insiders and special-interest groups: Don’t Mess With Texas Hold’em!

Jim Leach [R-IA], one of the architects of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, lost his seat in Congress to Democrat Dave Loebsack. So thanks Iowa! Good on you for standing up to this self-proclaimed “moral arbiter.” Unfortunately, Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] and Senator John Kyl [R-AZ], two other architects of the UIGE retained their seats, but Bill Frist [R-TN] didn’t run so he’s out [though he hopes to be President some day…].

There’s a good article over at CardPlayer and one at PokerNews as well.

Leach sat on the Financial Services and International Relations committees, so this means new people will fill his seat – hopefully those with better credentials and a broader outlook on what should be regulated and how far national powers should extend into the lives of everyday Americans.

The job is nowhere near complete – the fight must continue. We’ll continue to cover the fallout from the election and the changes it will herald.

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