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July 31, 2014

Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Hires Blanche Lincoln

The top Republican contributor has hired a former Democratic Senator to lobby for his casino company.

The government consulting firm of former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., the Lincoln Policy Group, has registered to lobby for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., whose business is described in the registration as an “Upscale, integrated resort and casino operations.”

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. In the 2011-2012 election cycle, Adelson and his spouse contributed $100 million to various Republican committees, including $96,280,000 to Super PACs and $3,800,000 to Section 527 organizations.

Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln will be the lobbyist along with Robert Holifield, the former staff director of the Senate Finance subcommittee on International Trade, and former staff director at the Senate Agriculture Committee.

They will lobby on “legislation that would reinstate the policy banning internet gambling (i.e. restore the Wire Act).”

Lincoln served in the Senate from 1999 to 2011. She served on the Senate Finance Committee and was also chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She served in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997.

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