Adelson-backed super PAC launches $2M ad campaign

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The Sheldon Adelson-backed YG Action Fund, run by former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is launching $2 million in advertising to boost three Republican candidates for the U.S. House. The group has raised $5.6 million this cycle, with 89 percent of that—or $5 million—coming from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam.

The ads are "in support of Jason Plummer, who is running for a seat in southern Illinois, outside of St. Louis; Richard Tisei, who is trying to topple Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.); and David Rouzer, who is looking to unseat Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.)."

The ad against Tierney will tie him to "his wife’s illegal activity," something Adelson and his company may be familiar with -- Las Vegas Sands faces investigations into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over operations at its casino in Macau, China.

So far in 2012, Las Vegas Sands has spent $60,000 on lobbyists. This political spending may come in handy for those lobbyists in the next Congress.