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Marco Rubio Leads Race For Donations From Casino Billionaire Sheldon Adelson

A number of donors to Jeb Bush’s campaign were reportedly jittery about sticking by him even before Wednesday’s lackluster performance in the Republican debate, but in the fierce competition among GOP presidential candidates to win seven- or eight-figure checks from multibillionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson, Marco Rubio has already emerged as the frontrunner, the Guardian can reveal.

That is due in no small part to the Florida senator’s championing of some of the casino owner’s top policy concerns, including Israeli security, and Rubio’s frequent outreach to the mega-donor, say GOP operatives and donors.

Adelson looks poised to make a multimillion-dollar donation to the pro-Rubio Conservative Solutions Project nonprofit or an allied Super Pac, also called Conservative Solutions, say three GOP sources familiar with Adelson. 

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