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Report: Adelson to give pro-Romney super PAC $10 million

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

Apparently the lunch hour Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney carved out for Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson a few weeks ago was time well spent.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Adelson is prepared to write a $10 million check to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Romney’s presidential bid.

During the primary, Adelson and his family contributed $21 million to a super PAC backing failed candidate Newt Gingrich. At the time, Adelson said he had no problem with Romney but wanted to support Gingrich.

It was also surmised that Adelson’s secondary goal was to keep Gingrich’s campaign alive long enough that Romney could overcome momentum from Rick Santorum.

Adelson reportedly met with Romney during his last campaign swing through Las Vegas—a visit that also netted his campaign an estimated $2 million from a fundraiser hosted by Donald Trump.

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  1. What kind of a name is "Restore Our Future"? How does one restore something that has not happened yet? You could say "secure", sure. But "restore"? How can you have any confidence in a candidate whose fundraising arm chooses such an nonsensical, oxymoronic name?

  2. Something that history has proven, Mr. Adelson does not tend to back winning candidates.

    He has backed many law changes and candidates, both local, state and national and most never pass or get elected.

  3. All the super PAC money would be better spent assisting to pay the national debt rather than pushing buffoons in this year's election cycle. Or for education, police, firemen. Anyone except politicians. There are too many of them and all the wrong person for the job.

  4. Restore Our Future??? BS, it should be called BUY Our Future. Adelson would love to OWN Romney and thus own all of us. Are there really folks that are that simple out there that would vote for Romeny knowing their vote is being bought by the rich?

  5. "Are there really folks that are that simple out there that would vote for Romeny knowing their vote is being bought by the rich?"

    Yes...There are.

  6. Mr. Adelson a $10 million check is enough to buy a president? Mitt Romney like you is one of the 1%, I'd think $10 million is nothing more than chump change to Romney. Maybe you should consider kicking it up some, say to a billion. That way the American people may not feel like our politicians are cheap prostitutes, just prostitutes.