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Liberal Group: Sheldon Adelson Illegally Gave $1M To Pro-Corbett PAC

Ron Reese, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., called the state contribution an RGA mistake.
Liberal Group: Sheldon Adelson Illegally Gave $1M To Pro-Corbett PAC
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Oh, Shelly, Shelly, Shelly. You're up to no good, as usual, and you should have known better. Your new BFF Chris Christie, who heads the Republican Governors Association, is always going to attract a closer look -- like now. The Philadelphia Daily News has more:

A LIBERAL political group yesterday accused a billionaire casino investor of making an illegal campaign contribution to Gov. [Tom] Corbett.

Keystone Progress filed a complaint with the state Gaming Control Board against Sheldon Adelson, a Republican mega-donor and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.

The group claims that an Adelson contribution of nearly $1 million ended up in Corbett's campaign account, in violation of the state gaming law's prohibition of casino owners giving political contributions in Pennsylvania.

"Mr. Adelson's contribution was massive, and strikes at the heart of why the political-influence restrictions exist," Nathan Sooy, a Keystone Progress adviser, wrote in the complaint. "I urge the board to act promptly.

A Gaming Control Board spokesman declined to comment about Sooy's complaint.

Adelson gave the Republican Governors Association $1 million Dec. 31. The RGA, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, then moved $987,844 of Adelson's money into its state political-action committee, called "RGA Pennsylvania 2014 PAC."

That PAC was set up to help Corbett win re-election.

Ron Reese, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., told the Daily News last week that the RGA was advised that Adelson's contribution could not be used in Pennsylvania. He called the state contribution an RGA mistake.

What? Chris Christie made a "mistake"? Stay tuned!

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