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Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

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Steve Marcus

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot at winning the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking.

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