Watchdog: Romney should provide details of meeting with Shel Adelson in response to $10M super PAC donation

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Washington, D.C.—Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement in reference to a report that billionaire Sheldon Adelson will donate $10 million to the Mitt Romney-aligned super PAC just weeks after Romney and Adelson met privately and urged the campaign to release details of that meeting.

“The ties between Romney’s campaign and his super PAC are well documented and this example shows the fiction of contribution limits and the dominating role big money plays in our elections,” said David Donnelly, executive director of Public Campaign Action Fund. “Romney personally knows big donors like Adelson and there is no question that they’ll expect a big return on their investment if he wins.”

Gov. Romney should provide details on his recent meeting with Adelson. By law, candidates are not allowed to ask for donations to super PACs in excess of federal limits on their own campaign, or $5,000 in this case.

In April, Rolling Stone reported that Adelson is under three investigations for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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