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Mitt Romney's other Vegas meeting: why Sheldon Adelson trumps The Donald

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(Read caption) Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson watches the opening ceremony of the Sands Cotai Central in Macau last month.

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Much attention has been given to Mitt Romney's fundraiser with Donald Trump Tuesday. But there's another meeting taking place in Las Vegas that could be far more important for the former Massachusetts governor.

We're referring to his private get-together at The Venetian with Sheldon Adelson, the wealthy casino magnate who pretty much single-handedly bankrolled Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign and may now be willing to put some of his considerable resources behind Mr. Romney.

This would be the second high-profile meeting between the two men, who also sat down back in February, when Mr. Adelson first publicly indicated that he would support Romney should he eventually become the nominee (though at that time, Mr. Gingrich was still technically in the race).


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