Friday, May 11, 2012

Top donors in Las Vegas

Nevada, a general-election battleground, ranks 25th in donations from its residents to presidential candidates in this election. But the state is second in donations to super PACs, fueled by $25 million from a single household — that of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam.
In all, $27.6 million has flowed from Nevada to super PACs to influence presidential and congressional contests — nearly 12 times the total contributed by Nevadans who have given to presidential candidates in this election.
In six states — Nevada, Wyoming, Arkansas, Texas, Utah and Oklahoma — and Washington, D.C., super PAC contributions have swamped direct donations to presidential campaigns, fed by a handful of tycoons who call those states home, a USA TODAY analysis of federal election data shows.

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