Reported by the Washington Post, Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.) was hit by Sheldon Adelson’s wife’s purse after it dropped off a ledge and onto his shoulder. Ashford has now signed on to become the 14th co-sponsor of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). The bill would ban many forms of currently regulated online gambling in the United States. RAWA is backed by Adelson.
The congressman had decided to sign on to the Adelson bill before “pursegate,” the spokeman said.
Miriam Adelson’s purse contained business cards, Apple earphones, and lipstick. She was not carrying any cash, destroying the punch line of many jokes told at the time.
RAWA would take away the right for states to legalize online gambling and also stop the regulated online gambling industry operating in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.