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December 03, 2012


2016 Contenders Already Courting Mega Donors

Politico: "A week after Election Day, three Republican governors mentioned as 2016 presidential candidates -- Bobby Jindal, John Kasich and Bob McDonnell -- each stopped by the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino to meet privately with its owner Sheldon Adelson, a man who could single-handedly underwrite their White House ambitions."

"Planning a presidential campaign used to mean having coffee with county party chairs in their Iowa or New Hampshire living rooms. The courting of Adelson, a full four years out from 2016, demonstrates how super PAC sugar daddies have become the new must-have feature for White House wannabes."

Meanwhile, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) "is meeting with big donors in Los Angeles this week and has a fundraiser scheduled for next Monday in the Washington suburbs. Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) have been meeting with big donors, leaving the impression that they're ready to run."












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