1. Moneybags

    Billionaires Rally to Romney

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during the Tri-State Tax Day Tea Summit April 16, 2012 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Romney continues his campaign as the presumptive GOP candidate after his closest rival Rick Santorum suspended his campaign last week. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

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    After an expensive primary spent backing dark-horse candidates like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the super PAC billionaires still have money to burn, and they’re spending it on Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment. Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul who bankrolled Gingrich, gave $5 million to a super PAC linked to John Boehner and is holding a fundraiser for a Boehner group. Foster Friess, Santorum’s former patron, says he intends to back Romney. Prominent Rick Perry funders also say they’ll give. All this may be contributing to the Romney campaign’s new fundraising goal: $800 million by November, for a total of $1 billion, plus another $200 million from super PACs.

    Read it at Politico