How much did Sheldon Adelson spend on the 2012 election?

2845Logo e1354323738840 How much did Sheldon Adelson spend on the 2012 election?

Exactly how much, you ask?We don’t really know, and it’s likely we never will. Many of the groups that spent the most on the election aren’t required to report their donors. But thanks to recent campaign finance filings, we can get a better idea.We dug through Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service records and found that Adelson and his wife, Miriam, spent at least $98 million this election cycle. The money went to at least 34 different candidates and groups, with contributions ranging from $2,000 for a Florida congressional candidate to $30 million for Restore Our Future, the super PAC that supported Mitt Romney.Adelson also gave $20 million to Winning Our Future, a super PAC backing Newt Gingrich; $23 million to American Crossroads, a conservative super PAC; and $5 million each to the Congressional Leadership Fund and the YG Action Fund, both of which supported Republican candidates for Congress.Continue Reading…

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How much did Sheldon Adelson spend on the 2012 election?

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