REVERE, Mass. —The battle for votes in a casino fight in Revere is heating up during the final weekend before the vote.
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Opponents of the plan have mobilized, going door to door and making phone calls, urging residents to vote against the plan.
“We don’t have a lot of money, we don’t have a lot of resources, we don’t have a ton of people,” Pastor Tim Bogertman, of First Congregational Church, said. “But we have a great group of people who are committed and we’re going up against a giant.”
Religious leaders have led the fight against the mayor and other leaders who say a casino would bring jobs to town.
“We’re very confident going into Tuesday that our voters will come out – similar to the way they did back on Nov. 5th and support this project,” said Mayor Dan Rizzo.
On Nov. 5, Revere voters did approve a casino plan at Suffolk Downs, but residents in East Boston voted against it.
That outcome prompted a new vote and a new plan, located entirely in Revere.
The referendum on the casino plan will be held on Tuesday.
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