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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:34 AM

Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known

$150 MILLION BUST

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control of Congress. According to two GOP fundraisers with close ties to the Las Vegas billionaire, he made good on that promise -- and then some. Adelson ultimately upped the ante, spending closer to a previously unreported $150 million, the fundraisers said.

Adelson, a fierce critic of Obamaís foreign and domestic policies, has said that his humongous spending was spurred chiefly by his fear that a second Obama term would bring "vilification of people that were against him." As that second term begins, Adelson's international casino empire faces a rough road, with two federal criminal investigations into his business.

This coming week, Adelson plans to visit Washington, according to three separate GOP sources familiar with his travel schedule. While here, heís arranged Hill meetings with at least one House GOP leader in which he is expected to discuss key issues, including possible changes to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the anti-bribery law that undergirds one federal probe into his casino network, according to a Republican attorney with knowledge of his plans.

During the election, Adelson told Politico that the Justice Department investigation, and the way he felt treated by prosecutors, was a primary motivation for his investment in Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other GOP candidates. He put his money where his mouth was. The two GOP fundraisers, both with strong ties to Adelson, said that the casino mogul dished out close to $150 million, including between $30 million and $40 million to the Karl Rove-founded Crossroads GPS and at least $15 million to grassroots efforts with financial links to Charles and David Koch. Among other major beneficiaries of Adelsonís largess were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which received almost $5 million from Adelson, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, which got the bulk of its $6.5 million budget from him, the fundraisers said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/sheldon-adelson-2012-election_n_2223589.html

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Reply Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known (Original post)
cal04 Dec 2012 OP
Kennah Dec 2012 #1
renate Dec 2012 #2
OutNow Dec 2012 #3
Mothdust Dec 2012 #4
Raster Dec 2012 #20
Mothdust Dec 2012 #40
Raster Dec 2012 #41
SparkyOR Dec 2012 #38
Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #6
Raine Dec 2012 #7
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #27
Cha Dec 2012 #8
dchill Dec 2012 #15
dawg Dec 2012 #23
6000eliot Dec 2012 #9
freshwest Dec 2012 #10
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #32
TomCADem Dec 2012 #11
dchill Dec 2012 #16
mahina Dec 2012 #12
dchill Dec 2012 #17
mahina Dec 2012 #18
KamaAina Dec 2012 #30
mahina Dec 2012 #35
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #13
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #14
Historic NY Dec 2012 #19
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #21
dawg Dec 2012 #22
McCamy Taylor Dec 2012 #24
Sheepshank Dec 2012 #25
Champion Jack Dec 2012 #28
1ProudAtheist Dec 2012 #26
JPZenger Dec 2012 #29
John2 Dec 2012 #31
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CarmanK Dec 2012 #34
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #36
BainsBane Dec 2012 #37
GatorLarry Dec 2012 #39

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:42 AM

1. He should call John McAfee and finance their pirate run. Arrrrrrrrrr!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:42 AM

2. I can't decide whose disappointment pleases me more

Romney's, Ann's, or this guy's. It's not just that they're members of the opposing party, it's that they thought they were special and entitled... as though even in a democracy their money made them more equal than others.

It's probably healthy for them to finally find out that money can't buy everything.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:14 AM

3. I think we need a perp walk

Bye Bye Sheldon. You might be able to buy a lot of things with all your money, but you couldn't buy the election. Perp walk.

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Response to OutNow (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:33 AM

4. it should come as no surprise

He is a gambler

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Response to Mothdust (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:34 AM

20. Adelson, like most that FACILITATE gambling for their profit...

...are not gamblers, per se. They know the game is ALWAYS rigged in favor of the house, and as a rule, do not play.

Adelson, who spent multi-millions, did so in attempt to stave off those nasty Justice Department investigations into his business affairs, specifically questions about his "relationships" with China, re: his Macau casinos. His sponsorship of The Good Ship Rmoney constituted more of an investment, albeit a bad one.

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Response to Raster (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:04 AM

40. I stand corrected

Like he's really more comparable to a drug pusher who never touches the stuff. Yeah ? : )

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Response to Mothdust (Reply #40)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:04 AM

41. absolutely. He doesn't give a shit if gambling ruins a life, as long as the life is ruined...

...in his casino.

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Response to OutNow (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:27 AM

38. Why we need higher taxes on the wealthy, they have too much $$$ to spend working against the commons

so call me a socialist, but I AM in favor of redistribution of wealth, downward for a change.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:48 AM

5. We can only hope

(1) that all of Sheldon's checks cleared by now...NOT!

(2) that the money man finds himself in much more cramped prison quarters

(3) that Citizens United is overturned

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:11 AM

6. OK, so you're a gambler. You thrown down $150M

What do you want?

What do you expect to cash?

Really...

I really, really want to know...
DBH

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:38 AM

7. All that money thrown down the crapper and he doesn't even get a presidential

mug to show for it.

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Response to Raine (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:26 PM

27. He may get mug shots down the road, however.

They main reason he was trying to buy Willard the presidency was to get a new Justice Dept., which would drop the charges that are coming against him for casino-related fraud in Macau.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:42 AM

8. $150 Million on the

Shapeshifter!

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:20 AM

15. "Sad and Pathetic"

Kinda says it all for me... And yet, it leaves out the amoral and avaricious aspects...

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Response to dchill (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:57 PM

23. Grinning like a possum while four brave Americans lie dead.

Totally classless.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:49 AM

9. Well, at least it wasn't wasted.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:00 AM

10. Whoever this crook is meeting with to change the Corrupt Practices Act is a criminal.

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The government needs to grab this guy quick before he makes it easier for more crooks to get away with twisting our laws to allow more criminality.

Going to the link this guy and his associates are par of the most dangerous underground of criminal activity in the USA and internationally. These are big time crooks, bigger than Al Capone.

Adelson is on the same level as Bain and Romney as reported in our threads by our DU member Laser Hass seeking to bring Mitt to justice for destroying jobs and businesses. But with the election over and Romney out, it is hard to generate the interest to stop these crooks.

But it may be key to a lot of the grief working people have suffered and will continue to suffer from these vultures.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:24 PM

32. +1000

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:08 AM

11. Justice for Sale? - Republicans Are Willing To Meet With Him...

...and discuss changes in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Almost sounds like an admission of guilt.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:22 AM

16. Justice for Sale? Well, yes.

Witness "Citizens United."

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:10 AM

12. So it was his money that Linda Lingle spent

to get her ass kicked by Mazie Hirono!

She didn't just lose...she got smoked so bad she can't come back!

Thanks Shel...

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Response to mahina (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:24 AM

17. Yes. There's that.

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For which I'm thankful. Perhaps big money carries an ineradicable smirch. I dearly hope so.

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Response to dchill (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:31 AM

18. It hurt Linda that her support came from the mainland.

But it also hurt her that she was so bad to the kids here.

They don't even close the schools in the Philipines when money is tight.

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Response to mahina (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:25 PM

30. Maika'i no!

(very fine, indeed)

That will make my upcoming trip to the islands that much sweeter.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:28 AM

35. Tootsie-free zone!

She can enjoy life with her girlfriend in peace and quiet now~ wonder if she'll come out?

Have a great trip home Kama'aina!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:11 AM

13. Just think, he could have paid his taxes with that money, nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:19 AM

14. He was trying to buy his way out of federal charges?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:44 AM

19. Its going to be interesting to see who in congress sucks up to him..

during his pending visit. I'd watch closely as he tries to influence the conduct of the formal criminal investigation.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:52 PM

21. And with a 36B fortune, $150M is totally insignificant to him

Could you imagine the good he could do for the country if he decided to use, say $35B to actually help the country that made him so obscenely wealthy?

MOVE TO AMEND CU NOW!!!!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:54 PM

22. Just think about what you could have had, Shelly ...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:00 PM

24. How much of that was illegal money funneled through his casinoes?

There needs to be a law forbidding casinos from exploiting Citizens United since it is too easy for a drug lord or Chinese businessman to drop millions at a casino with the understanding that a portion of it will flow to a candidate.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:09 PM

25. A fool and his money.......

Stupid is, as stupid does.

How completely embarassing, being the real life, current day example of those old adages,

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:17 PM

28. yup

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:09 PM

26. And What An Amazing Rate Of Return

 

Z-E-R-O.........can you say......PRICELESS?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:20 PM

29. Boom in teabagger spending in swing states helped local economy, made people vote for Obama

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:05 PM

31. He better be

 

glad I'm not the Attorney General. I'll have him under the jail and confiscate all his wealth to pay down the Debt. Let him start all over if he lives that long.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:25 PM

33. and he got all of jack shit for it

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:44 PM

34. ADELSON is under investigation 4 violations of AFCPA. How mu wld U pay to stay out of jail?

This was just an investment by him to stay out of jail, should DOJ succeed in its prosecution of ADELSON for violations in CHINA of AFCPA. I sure hope they get him.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:31 AM

36. Local news tonight said that Brainless Brewer is thought to be over in Vegas meeting (lining her

pockets) with him. It's a sneak trip using tax payer dollars to transport her fat ass over there and put her up for a week in some hotsy totsy joint. Hope someone gets some pics.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:04 AM

37. Poor Sheldon

He's so persecuted. DOJ just doesn't understand that prostitution and laundering drug money isn't illegal if you're really, really rich and politically connected.

$150 million

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:51 AM

39. Another GOP Richie Rich Trying To Buy HIS Way Out of Trouble

All he was doing was trying to buy his way out of the DOJ investigation.

You lost your bet Mr. Adelson! Surely as a casino owner you can understand that. Now you should be prosecuted as fully as you would have been let-off had Romney won.

As should WalMart for their foreign corrupt practices (massive bribery) in Mexico . .

Why is it these are almost always Republicans? Hmmmmm.

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