Congressional Candidate Rick Barber Shows Bad Judgment in Running Illegal Poker Game Inside Bar

Congressional Candidate Rick Barber Shows Bad Judgment in Running Illegal Poker Game Inside Bar Reaffirms Conservative Women’s PAC endorsement of Martha Roby

Washington, D.C. — Earlier this year, Concerned Women Political Action committee endorsed Republican Congressional candidate, Martha Roby for Congress on the basis of her pro-life, pro-family commitment.

Concerned Women PAC was impressed by her leadership on the Montgomery City Council and her involvement as a board member on her local pregnancy Center, Sav-a-life Montgomery.

Congress is in need of strong conservative female voices who will stand up to liberals like Nancy Pelosi, who promote an abortion-on-demand culture.

Recently, Rick Barber, her opponent who owns a bar in Montgomery, was accused by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney of running an illegal poker game out of his bar.

According to a report posted on WSFA, Channel 12 News website, Mr. Barber’s excuse was that “This is a bunch of folks getting together just like you would at home.” While that may be his view, according to Alabama law this was no friendly poker game — it was illegal.

Concerned Women for America Legislation Action Committee, the nation’s largest conservative public policy women’s organization has worked to educate the public on the dangers of gambling and the effects it has on the American family.

“So often serious addictions start quite innocently,” said Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women PAC. “That’s why we would question the judgment of any candidate who would promote gambling at any level in their personal lives.

What I read about Mr. Barber in this article just underscores our commitment to common sense values, and why we endorsed Martha Roby.”
Concerned Women PAC, established in 2002 by Founder and Chairman Beverly LaHaye, is affiliated with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with more than 500,000 grassroots members nationwide.


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  • by Stubborn Facts Location: Montgomery on Jul 7, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    It is amazing to me the lies that are spread for the sake of smearing a candidate. Prior to Mr. Barber opening his facility, it was another pool room that was in far worse shape, did serve alcohol and allow smoking, it was called Bumpers. Bumpers went out of business because of their poor practices and inability to make money. Mr. Barber cleaned up the facility and now has a first class facility. This poker attack is a joke as well, seeing as he held tournaments and had the blessing of the ABC Board to do them so long as he didn't make money on the games. 100% of the $20 buy in went to the players and offered people that love the game of poker a place to play outside of their homes. Mr. Barber has not hidden from who he his, what he has accomplished or what his convictions are...unlike other candidates that dodge questions, accept liberal money and are heavily connected politically. You have a choice on July 13th...more of the same or someone who has earned it in life.
  • by Guest Location: Montgomery on Jun 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM
    This "bar" Rick Barber is running is actually a pool hall that gets multiple police complaints per month. Before he took it over, it was a non-smoking, non-alcoholic place where people could go and have a good time while listening to Christian Rock. The pool hall is located less than 1/8 of a mile from the 1st house of one of the largest and oldest subdivisions in Montgomery. Oh, and how will he take care of pool tables and assisting people getting drunk from Congress?
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