As state Senator, Democrat Steve Cohen helped the state of Tennessee become a giant casino, and took that idea with him to Washington when he became a congressman. But he has decided against the idea of a National lottery.

Not because it isn’t the government’s job to run gambling games, but because it might take away money from the Tennessee lottery:

“I decided I’d be competing against myself,” he said in Washington on Tuesday.

Competing against himself? Is he the owner of the Tennessee lottery?