Adelsons Give $25 Million to Republican Super PAC Controlled by Mitch McConnell

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Sheldon and Miriam Adelson at a White House event, January 28, 2020.
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson at a White House event, January 28, 2020.Credit: AP/Alex Brandon
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Marcy Oster

Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated a total of $25 million to a Republican super PAC trying to ensure that Republicans maintain the majority in the U.S. Senate.

A filing made Monday with the Federal Election Commission show that the billionaire casino mogul and his physician wife each wrote a check last month for $12.5 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, according to reports. The Republican fund, which is controlled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, raised a total of $30 million in June.

It was the couple’s largest donation for the 2020 campaign.

Super PACs can spend an unlimited amount with the caveat that they do not work directly with a political candidate.

A newspaper reported in February, citing three unnamed Republican fundraisers, that the Adelsons plan to spend $100 million to elect Republicans and reelect President Donald Trump.

The Adelsons are known for their generosity to Republicans, pro-Israel causes and medical research. They typically spend tens of millions of dollars on the campaigns of Senate Republicans.

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