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Final campaign reports: 2012 election nears record

1:09 AM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife poured $33 million into "super" political action committees helping former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the final weeks of the election.

Adelson's family's contributions to two prominent pro-Romney super PACs bring his total giving in federal races to about $95 million this election cycle.

Those donations include $10 million to the Restore Our Future PAC and $23 million to the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads PAC since mid-October.

Campaign finance filings are due to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday and will detail how campaign organizations for Romney and President Barack Obama -- and a slew of super PACs -- raised and spent unprecedented sums of cash. That money was expected to push the presidential campaign's total cost past $2 billion.

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