What did the Sheldon and Miriam Adelson get for their money? (Not much)

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Sheldon and Miriam Adelson leave a Mitt Romney speech in Jerusalem, July 29, 2012.
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News reports have placed Sheldon and Miriam Adelson’s donations during this election cycle at at least $70 million and perhaps as much as $100 million. According to The Center for Responsive Politics, the couple gave $53,066,147 to “outside spending groups,” or Super PACs, during the election. Besides their well publicized support for Mitt Romney (and Newt Gingrich before him), they also devoted considerable funds to an array of Republicans who endorse their right-wing, pro-settler Israeli politics.

Here’s where the Adelsons’ money went and whether they won or lost on their investment:

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