Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is pumping $10 million into an outside group supporting GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, the Associated Press and other news outlets report.
Adelson’s donation went to Restore Our Future, which has run ads to support Romney’s campaign and attack his opponents, the AP reports, citing anonymous sources. Charles Spies, Restore Our Future’s treasurer, declined to comment on donors. Adelson spokesman Ron Reese did not return telephone calls.
The donation is the latest sign deep-pocketed Republican donors are prepared to spend heavily to defeat President Obama through independent groups that can raise and spend unlimited amounts. Restore Our Future, a super PAC run by former Romney campaign aides, has collected $56.5 million between Jan. 1, 2011 and April 30 of this year, more than five times the amount raised by Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama super PAC.