Former Senator Al D’amato Pitching Online Poker?

I’ve been hearing some buzz about a heavy-hitter coming to the aid of online poker and from what I can tell PokerHelper may be the first to actually name him as former US Senator Al D’amato from NY. D’amato has spent 18 years in Congress as a US Senator as a Republican and since 1998 has been a high-paid lobbyist.

D’amato is an avid poker player and tales of his celebrity home games has been widely reported in the media.

Supposedly his bills are being paid by Full Tilt and PokerStars but he will work closely with the PPA in helping them push their agenda of a carve out for online poker.

D’amato’s bio can be found on Wikipedia.