Franklin Center - ICYMI: Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort


Elizabeth Crum of Nevada News Bureau has discovered that executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails. The stepped-up effort began Wednesday when a Reid staffer sent an email pleading for help to Harrah’s top lobbyist, Jan Jones. Soon after, Marybel Batjer, Harrah’s vice president of public policy and communications, distributed that plea via email to executives throughout the company.

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