Mean Mitt Bonds with Billionaire Buddies
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 ):
$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. 
Subsidiaries: Sands China Ltd., Venetian Macau Ltd.
Total spent on federal lobbying (2007-2011): $1.2 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics 
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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