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Adelson funding Romney Super PAC with ‘foreign money’

Senator and Romney presidential campaign surrogate John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is indirectly injecting millions of dollar in Chinese “foreign money” into Mitt Romney‘s presidential election effort.

“Much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go to him come from his casino in Macau, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign money is coming into an American political campaign,” McCain said in an interview on PBS’s News Hour.

English: Photo of Sheldon Adelson, chairman of...

English: Photo of Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands and Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Sands China. Photo taken 19 June 2010 in Hong Kong at a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel, following China Sands AGM. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“That is a great deal of money, and we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization… that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and corporations are not people,” he said.

Adelson announced Thursday he would be giving $10 million to the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future, and reports stated his future contributions to pro-Romney groups could be “limitless.”

The issue of foreign money finding its way into presidential politics comes up each cycle. In 1996, the Clinton administration was engulfed in a huge Chinese political funding controversy known at the time as “Chinagate,” whereby agents of China funded Democratic political organizations. 22 were convicted of felonies and many were associates of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

via McCain: Adelson funding Romney Super PAC with ‘foreign money’ | The Cable.

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English: Photo of Sheldon Adelson, chairman of...

English: Photo of Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands and Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Sands China. Photo taken 19 June 2010 in Hong Kong at a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel, following China Sands AGM. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adelson’s Donations Could Be “Limitless”

A well-placed source in the Sheldon Adelson camp tells Forbes that further donations from the casino billionaire to Super PACs supporting Mitt Romney will be “limitless.”

The source says Adelson will do “whatever it takes” to defeat President Obama and that “no price is too high” to protect the U.S. from what he sees as Obama’s “socialization” of America.

via Adelson’s Donations Could Be “Limitless”.

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MEAN MACHINE ALERT: Adelson Gives $10 Million to Romney Super PAC

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich’s failed presidential campaign alive during the GOP primaries, is giving $10 million to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The $10 million donation to the super PAC Restore Our Future appears to be the largest single donation toward Romney’s efforts so far.

via Adelson Gives $10 Million to Romney Super PAC.

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Profiles in Greed Part 2- More Billionaires Back Romney

Restore Our Future’s monthly report , filed May 20, shows that four new billionaires names have decided to support the Romney backing Super Pac.

Mitt’s latest billionaire backers?

Vulture Capitalist Wilbur Ross $100,000

Oil and Gas Tycoon  Harold Hamm $985,000

The Limited clothing chain’s Leslie Wexner  – $250,000

United Refining Oil Company’s John Catsimatidis, also of Gristedes supermarkets, who gave $50,000.

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Profiles in Greed – Mean Mitt’s Billionaire Backers

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 Meet Mean Mitt Billionaire Backers: Sheldon Adelson

“…shares of Las Vegas Sands have climbed more than 3,700 percent from 2008 lows, and Forbes reports he is the nation’s eighth wealthiest man worth an estimated $21.5 billion. His casino empire extends across the United States and Southeast Asia, and the company’s annual report shows more than $9.4 billion in revenues in 2011.

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice for more than a year on possible charges of bribing foreign officials. A former executive’s 2010 wrongful-termination lawsuit also alleges that Las Vegas Sands Corp. was involved with Chinese organized crime groups.”

ABC NEWS: Watchdog: Mob Ties at Chinese Casinos Owned by US Firms?

The New Yorker: A multibillionaire’s relentless quest for global influence.

Total 2012 contributions to super PACs: $26.5 million*

$7.5 million to Winning Our Future

$12.5 million from wife Miriam to Winning Our Future

$1.5 million from a daughter, two stepdaughters and one stepdaughter’s husband to Winning Our Future

$5 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund

Notable federal hard money and 527 contributions:

More than $320,000 to the Republican National State Elections Committee

Notable state-level contributions (see here [4]):

$390,000 to the California Republican Party (2010)

$100,000 to Coloradans Against A Really Stupid Idea (2004)

Corporate ownership: Controlling interest, Las Vegas Sands Corp. [5]

Subsidiaries: Sands China Ltd., Venetian Macau Ltd.

Total spent on federal lobbying (2007-2011): $1.2 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics [6]

Lobbying issues: Gambling and casinos, labor and workplace issues, trade, travel and tourism restrictions, taxes, banking, aviation.

via Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson.

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