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Iowa casino vote still on

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Iowa gambling regulators say a vote is still set for next week on new casino licenses despite an investigation into political contributions to Gov. Chet Culver's re-election campaign.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission says it plans to proceed with the vote on Thursday, whether or not the investigation is finished.

Attorney General Tom Miller has asked for a special prosecutor to investigate a series of contributions from Fort Dodge casino backers to Culver's campaign committee. The Iowa Executive Council plans to vote on Monday on Miller's recommendation that Des Moines lawyer Lawrence Scalise be named special prosecutor.

The commission is to vote on casino licenses for Fort Dodge, Ottumwa and Lyon and Tama counties.

Online Anchor/Reporter:  Bob Waters

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