Adelson cash taking role in GOP’s pick for ’16

Posted: March 26, 2014 at 5:12 a.m.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., shown at the CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, is expecting to play a big part the 2016 elections by putting his weight and money behind a mainstream Republican with a shot to win the White House.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who, along with his wife, plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, people familiar with his thinking said.

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