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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is projected during a news conference at the opening of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino in Singapore.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is projected during a news conference at the opening of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino in Singapore.

Super-PACs’ Last Gasp: Mixed

Federal Election Commission reports due last night show a blitz of last-minute super-political action committee action in key Senate and House races. The late investments yielded mixed results. Less than three weeks before Election Day, a super-PAC backing Virginia Senate...

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

Adelson’s Late $2.5 Million Couldn’t Stop Kaine’s Virginia Win

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson gave $2.5 million in the waning days of the Nov. 6 election to a Republican super-political action committee that was on the losing side of a key U.S. Senate race in Virginia. The super-PAC, Independence Virginia,...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

Adelsons’ Campaign Total: $53.4 Million

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have given $53.4 million to candidates, parties and political action committees for the 2012 elections, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics. The two gave $20 million to...

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally at Ida Lee Park on Oct. 16, 2012 in Leesburg, VA.

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally at Ida Lee Park on Oct. 16, 2012 in Leesburg, VA.

Wisconsin, Virginia: Most RNC $

The Republican National Committee sent more than $14 million this month to its affiliates in 28 states led by Wisconsin and Virginia, both key states in the Nov. 6 presidential and U.S. Senate elections. The RNC sent more than $3.3...

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

Adelson Donates $1.5 Million to Virginia Super-PAC Helping Allen

Sheldon Adelson has cut another seven-figure check, this time to a super-political action committee aiding Republican George Allen in Virginia’s competitive Senate race. The billionaire casino executive gave $1.5 million on Oct. 12 to Independence Virginia PAC, which is helping...

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

Virginia Democrat Kaine Touts Work With Bush in Senate Ad

In the 2006 and 2008 elections, it wasn’t hard to find Democratic television ads attacking George W. Bush, who had poor approval ratings at the end of his eight-year presidency. Now comes Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for a U.S....

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

Attempted Senate Comeback Rare

Most U.S. senators who lose their seats don’t try to come back. Their political standing has lost some luster. They’re often in their later years in life. And they can segue to lucrative careers in the private sector. George Allen...

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Tim Kaine, right, at an early voting station in Lauderhill, Florida.

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Tim Kaine, right, at an early voting station in Lauderhill, Florida.

New Super-PAC Seeks Kaine Gain of Virginia Senate Seat

Former Virginia governor Tim Kaine’s campaign for the Senate this year is getting a boost from a new super-PAC. New Virginia PAC can raise funds in unlimited amounts to elect Kaine, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who “would make...

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George Allen during the July 4th parade on Main Street in downtown Crozet, Virginia.

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George Allen during the July 4th parade on Main Street in downtown Crozet, Virginia.

New Super-PAC Aiding George Allen in Virginia Senate Race

George Allen’s campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia is getting a boost. Independence Virginia PAC, a super-PAC that can raise unlimited funds, filed organizing papers with the Federal Election Commission on March 9. It will focus solely on electing Allen, Paul Bennecke,...

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