Readers who saw that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gave some $ 33 million for the Republican blitz during the last weeks of the presidential campaign may think he’s a soft touch. After all, Mr. Adelson spent more than $ 100 million on GOP, conservative and pro-business candidates and causes in the 2012 cycle.
But Mr. Adelson drew the line when he didn’t think his money would be used wisely.
He rejected an appeal from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which contacted him for more money as Election Day neared, according to people familiar with the situation. Mr. Adelson said he had already given the Chamber a “substantial” amount.
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