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One Win, 9 Losses for Adelson

Billionaire's candidates fared poorly in the U.S. elections, except for Dean Heller in Nevada.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/8/2012, 7:03 PM

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson did not do very well in the U.S. elections. According to Israel's Channel 2 TV, only one of the ten candidates whom he helped financially was elected.

Adelson was the biggest donor to Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's campaign, and in addition contributed to the campaigns of none Republican contenders for the House, Senate and governors' positions.

Of all of these, only Dean Heller of Nevada was successful in being elected to the U.S. Senate. Heller was appointed to the Senate in 2011 and won the election after a grueling contest against Democrat Shelley Berkley.

Adelson's total contributions in this election cycle are estimated at $100 million – more than any other political donor in the U.S.