Washington (CNN) - Casino mogul and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson met Mitt Romney last week while he was in Nevada campaigning for the state's caucuses, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed to CNN.
Adelson is a major backer of the super PAC supporting Romney's rival Newt Gingrich, "Winning Our Future." Adelson and his extended family have donated $11 million to that PAC.
Adelson has "assured Romney that he will be behind him 100 percent should he become the nominee," the source told CNN.
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Romney and Adelson had previously talked by phone, the source told CNN.
The source would not speak on the record because the meeting and conversations are private.
CNN previously reported Gingrich and Adelson had a brief meeting while they both attended a meeting of donors to Gingrich's campaign.
The contributions by the Adelson family to the PAC were a major boost to it allowing the group to spend millions of dollars on ads in South Carolina and Florida as it fought it off a major financial disadvantage compared to the Romney campaign and the super PAC supporting him.
Spokesmen for Adelson and Romney did not return requests for comment.
Politico first reported the Romney meeting with Adelson.
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An 11 million dollar donation requires a huge payback, you dont just donate 11 million dollars towards a candidate and expect nothing back and there is something very wrong about that. Romney is deeply in debt to corporations and he will have to bow to them if he is elected.
People need to know this sort of information.
Rich white men club = GOP
It's times like this where I ask myself, what would I do for 11 million dollars? My answer, pretty much anything. But then, I'm not a mulimillionaire to start with.
Romney doesn't even need their money anyway.
Every time I see news like this I respect even more Dr. Ron Paul.
Thank you Samuel Alito "super PACs" .
11 million to move the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
11 Million means a favor please Romney isn't Presidential at all. He will be helping the 1 percent and laughing at the 99 percent.
This absolutely sucks. We need to overturn Citizens United. Perhaps a constitutional amendment is in order. I suspect the GOP would block any such attempt – they are the party of Corporate America and the very wealthy, along with anyone else they can dupe into supporting them.
Oh the games people play...
If he would have only given it to social welfare charities like food banks, that would have made a real difference to many more people.
I wonder at which point Adelson will find it in his best interest to back Obama ?
Ones' integrity should never be sold. It's like selling your soul.
So how much did Romney have to promise to let the Israeli government alone when it comes to their treatment of the peoples in Occupied Palestine who are not allowed any say in their own destinies? How much did Romney have to promise to come to the defense of Israel if it decides to exercise a preemptive strike against Iran or Syria after January 21st of next year? How many billions in aid were promised to a country that is an international arms exporter?