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Connie Mack lobbying for Sheldon Adelson

Connie Mack lobbying for Sheldon Adelson

Lobbying disclosure

Connie Mack lobbying for Sheldon Adelson



Sheldon Adelson has a new partner in his fight to outlaw online gambling: Former U.S. Rep. Connie Mack.

Mack is now a lobbyist and records show he's been hired by Adelson to work his cause. The Hill recently reported that seven lobbying firms have worked for Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. this year to battle legalized Internet casinos. A bill to ban that form of gambling is sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Calls to Mack have not been returned.

Adelson pumped $2 million into a Super PAC that supported Mack in his 2012 campaign against Sen. Bill Nelson. Adelson recently gave $2.5 million to the campaign to defeat the medical marijuana ballot initiative in Florida.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:38pm]


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