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Adelson Donates $5M to Republicans

April 16, 2012

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas billionaire whose family had bolstered Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign, has donated $5 million to a super political action committee for House Republicans, according to campaign documents released last night.

Adelson, who is facing Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, had underwritten the former U.S. House speaker’s primary bid with $16.5 million.

The February donations were made to the Congressional Leadership Fund, created last year to maintain the House Republican majority.

To contact the reporter on this story: Heidi Przybyla in Washington at hprzybyla@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeanne Cummings at jcummings21@bloomberg.net


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