KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) – Former Gov. Angus King will make his first public appearance since leaving office this year at an anti-casino fund-raiser Tuesday.

King strongly opposes having a casino in Maine and will address of gathering of Casinos No! supporters at the Nonantum Resort in hopes of raising $25,000 to help the anti-casino effort in Maine.

Mainers will vote in November on whether to allow the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indian tribes to build $650 million resort and casino in southern Maine.

King returned to Maine last month from a six-month, 15,000-mile trip across the country with his family in a 40-foot recreational vehicle.

King said that after seeing casinos in other states during his trek, he is more convinced than ever that Mainers should reject the casino referendum.

King served two terms as an independent governor from 1995 until January.

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