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Super PAC supporting Gingrich raises $11M

Feb 20, 2012, 11:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) – A “super” political committee backing Newt Gingrich’s run for the White House raised more than $11 million last month.

Nearly all of Winning Our Future’s cash came from Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam. Both gave $5 million each to the super PAC as it helped keep Gingrich’s struggling campaign alive.

Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate, is a staunch supporter of Israel and a friend of Gingrich’s.

Winning Our Future’s fundraising haul put it ahead of rival Restore Our Future’s $6.6 million in contributions last month. But that group supporting Mitt Romney has much more available cash in the bank, about $16 million compared with Winning Our Future’s $2.4 million.

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Super PAC supporting Gingrich raises $11M