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Gov. Walker to meet with billionaire GOP donor in Las Vegas

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson will meet with four 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls at his hotel in Las Vegas this week and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) is on that short list.

A spokesperson for Walker's campaign confirmed a report in the Washington Post this morning that he will meet with Adelson at his Venetian Hotel.  The Post reports that Adelson will also meet with Gov. Chris Christie (R-New Jersey), Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

An aide to Adelson tells the Post the meetings are being set up to help select a Republican nominee they believe will have broad appeal to an increasingly diverse national electorate.

Adelson made headlines in 2012 for donating a total of $92.8 million to GOP Super PAC's, including $15 million to a Newt Gingrich super PAC and another $30 million to a Mitt Romney super-PAC once he became the Republican nominee.




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