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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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