Adelsons donate $33 million to GOP super PACs in closing days
December 6th, 2012
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Adelsons donate $33 million to GOP super PACs in closing days

Washington (CNN) - Nevada casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam contributed $33 million to two major Republican super PACs in the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign, according to campaign finance disclosure reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

The couple donated $23 million to the Karl Rove-founded American Crossroads.

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The Adelsons separately donated another $10 million to the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future in the last weeks of the campaign. Together, the couple donated $30 million to Restore Our Future.

Their donations throughout the campaign have drawn scrutiny, including their contributions to the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future. Their January cash infusions were a major reason the former House speaker's campaign stayed alive.

Restore Our Future spent $45.5 million from October 18th through the end of November, according to a FEC report.

In the same period, the group brought in just over $22 million.

With the election over we will now have a more complete picture of the super PACs financial activity in this campaign. During this year Restore Our Future ended up spending $146.4 million and raised $147 million. The group spent almost all of its reserves reporting now having $842,000 cash on hand.

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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. bc runner

    LOL!! Love it! I know they have so much money they won't miss it.. Still, they couln't buy the election. Good for democracy!!

    December 6, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. Let's Move Forward

    Throwing away money for a lost cause, just burning it in the fireplace would have been better.

    December 6, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. wwf

    Yep. New game show in town. Buy a President, or should I say a puppet. God save the 1%

    December 6, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  4. onlyfacts

    These PAC's might as well throw all that money in the trash can, it will all be a waste in the end...again.

    December 6, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. Name Independent Thinker

    More Money than sense.

    December 6, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  6. jane

    I'm sure he feels STUPID....with allllll the starving people in the world...this is how this idiot blow away 33 million

    December 6, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  7. Russ

    Hahahahahaha.......I'm so glad to see him waste so much money over not wanting to pay a few for bucks in taxes. How sweet is this. Now I hope Obama gets his tax increase on butt heads like Adelson, what a just reward that would be.

    December 6, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. DENNA

    Heck. The Adelson's can afford to pay more in tax money, but I'll be they're ticked about doing so. Maybe Mrs. A. should check her husband for Alzheimers. He seems to have lost touch with reality.

    December 6, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  9. trex

    .....................Just hiow much help to NJ and NY could have been given by Aiedelson, rather than HATE ADVERTS about Obama....?

    December 6, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  10. Golden Girl

    "A fool and his money is soon parted"...

    December 6, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  11. SFRich

    Simply absurd...

    December 6, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  12. SafeJourney

    GOP, Rove, Adelson and Koch Bros thought they could buy the election. Boy, did they waste alot of money

    December 6, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  13. frida

    They should donate all these fund to the hurricane victims than spend it on campaign..

    December 6, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  14. g

    and he,s worrying about paying a little more in taxes

    December 6, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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