Casino chief Sheldon Adelson antes up for Newt Gingrich

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Sheldon Adelson, whose Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a major player in the debate about allowing resort casinos in Florida, has contributed $5 million to a political committee backing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, according to Bloomberg and other news organizations.

Adelson made the contribution to Winning Our Future, one of the “super PACs” that are amassing and spending money to support candidates in the 2012 elections. Here is a link to the Bloomberg story.

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