Sheldon Adelson

Newt Gingrich's Twisted Idea of Election Reform

Newt Gingrich's Twisted Idea of Election Reform
Newt Gingrich is coming out now and saying big donors like Sheldon Adelson, who donated millions to his 2012 presidential campaign, have too much power. And his idea of election reform is ludicrous.
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Occupied Gaffe: Chris Christie Begs Forgiveness from Casino Magnate

Occupied Gaffe: Chris Christie Begs Forgiveness from Casino Magnate
Chris Christie has hilariously begged casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for forgiveness for saying "occupied territories." Janeane Garofalo joins Sam Seder and crew to discuss on the 10th Anniversary of The Majority Report.
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Hilarious: Right Wing Casino Billionaire Fights Online Gambling 'For the Children'

Hilarious: Right Wing Casino Billionaire Fights Online Gambling 'For the Children'
Sheldon Adelson, the Conservative casino billionaire, is spending millions on the fight against online gambling. Because of his business interests? Don't be silly, says Adelson. It's "for the children!"
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Outside Groups Dominated Las Vegas Airwaves in 2012 Campaign

As the final hours of the campaign ticked away, we challenged ProPublica readers to help us “free the files” in Las Vegas, which aired more political ads this election cycle than any other market in the country. The results indicate a leading conservative dark-money group and its affiliated super PAC spent more than $9 million on television advertising in Las Vegas during the election— one in every five ad dollars spent in the market.
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Outside and Outsized: The Stealthy Adelson Super PAC

Super PACs, introduced in 2010 and officially known as "independent-expenditure only committees," unlike traditional PACs, can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money from corporations, unions and individuals. They are supposed to operate and spend their funds independently from the candidate(s) they support (or in some cases oppose).
PAC's, super PACs, corporate donors, and other committees are growing in importance bringing with them outside influence, huge sums, secretive donors, and stealthy moves.  The casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is just one individual who from far away Las Vegas is buying influence in two New Jersey political campaigns.
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