Sheldon Adelson Is Throwing the Republicans Another $35 Million

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Conservative casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has reportedly pledged a total of $35 million to three conservative nonprofits: the Karl Rove–linked Crossroads GPS, an unspecified group with ties to the Koch brothers, and a third affiliated with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. This is in addition to the $10 million he gave to pro-Romney super-PAC Restoring Our Future last week, which brings the amount he's contributed this election cycle to around $71 million (a not-insignificant portion of which was blown on Newt Gingrich.) And he's not likely to close the checkbook anytime soon: Sources say he's ready to commit $100 million to right-wing causes and candidates this year, which is something he could do every year for 250 years before he would run out of money.