Las Vegas Sands donated to Republicans and Democrats in Tuesday’s Texas primaries

Las Vegas Sands donated to Republicans and Democrats in Tuesday’s Texas primaries

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  • Nicholaus Garcia, PlayUSA
March 3, 2022 12:14 AM
  • Nicholaus Garcia, PlayUSA

    Las Vegas Sands has contributed over $560,000 to politicians – on both sides of the aisle – who are running for state office in Texas. Primary elections in the Lone State State began March 1.

    The Las Vegas-based casino company established a political action committee (PAC), with a single $2.3 billion donation from Miriam Adelson, widow of Sheldon Adelson.

    For this year’s Texas primaries, the Sand PAC contributed to 10 Democratic House candidates and one Democratic Senate candidate. According to Mark P. Jones, a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute, contributions for Democratic candidates totaled $123,000. The Sands PAC also donated $365,000 to Republicans running for office: 20 Republican House candidates; [and] four Republican Senate candidates.