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Adelsons Donate Additional $10 Mil to Romney Super PAC

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, donate to super PAC supporting Mitt Romney "to level field" after Soros assists Obama.

Rachel Hirshfeld,

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Reuters

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have donated another $10 million to a super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Adelson, 79, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp, has emerged as one of the largest patrons of Republican causes, donating at least $47 million.

The Adelsons gave $5 million each to the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future, accounting for about half of the fund's cash raised from October 1 through 17, according to Federal Election Commission filings released last week. The filings are the last disclosures before the November 6 elections.

The Adelsons said they made their second donation to the super PAC to "help level the playing field”, as late last month, billionaire George Soros pledged $1 million to a Super PAC supporting President Obama.

Restore Our Future launched a major swing-state ad campaign last week, buying almost $18 million worth of commercial time in 10 states.

Adelson told Politico last month that he planned to spend up to $100 million, or "whatever it takes," to defeat Obama.

Adelson hosted a fund-raiser for Romney and joined the Republican nominee during his trip to Israel in July.

Earlier this month, the Adelsons gave an additional $500,000 to the Patriot Prosperity super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's bid for Congress in New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District.