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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, left, and his wife Miriam look at a model of the Cotai Sheraton hotel after a press conference in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, left, and his wife Miriam look at a model of the Cotai Sheraton hotel after a press conference in Macau.

Why Adelson Could Blow $53 Million

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife Miriam spent $53.4 million on the 2012 elections, only to see most of their favored candidates go down to defeat. Among their biggest losses: $20 million to the super-political...

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Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman Sheldon Adelson in May 2012. Photograh by John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Photo

Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman Sheldon Adelson in May 2012. Photograh by John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Photo

Adelson’s Losing Bets on Congress — Allen West’s Loss Makes Six

Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam bet $53.4 million on the 2012 elections. They lost. With Democrat Patrick Murphy’s victory over Republican Rep. Allen West in a House race in Florida only recently counted, the Adelsons didn’t pick a winner...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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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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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

Small Donors Fuel Anti-Obama PAC

While Sheldon Adelson and Harold Simmons pump millions of dollars into super-political action committees trying to defeat President Barack Obama, a super-PAC based in the swing state of Ohio has relied on the same fundraising techniques as the president —...

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