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Adelson spends $25mn on anti-Clinton super-PAC

US Republican mega-donor and hard-line Zionist Sheldon Adelson has committed at least 25 million dollars to a super-PAC working against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

According to a Fox News report, the money donated by the casino magnate to Future 45 will be used to focus on corruption advertisements, targeting Clinton in the final week before the US presidential election on November 8.

The US news network said late on Monday that Adelson is considering pouring up to 25 million dollars more into the White House race before Election Day.

The contribution was described as a “massive” influx of money aimed at boosting US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Fox News said the latest donation to the anti-Clinton super-PAC came after the New York billionaire businessman visited Adelson’s casino and resort in Las Vegas a day earlier.

During the visit, Trump thanked Adelson and his wife, without any reference to the money.

“Really incredible people and they’ve been so supportive and we appreciate it,” the Republican nominee said.

Sheldon Adelson (L) and his wife Miriam Adelson are standing with Israeli Prime Minister (C) Benjamin Netanyahu. (file photo)

Adelson was listed by Forbes in June 2015 as having a fortune of $28 billion, making him the 18th richest person in the world.

The Zionist Jew has said that his most important issue when considering which candidates to support in US elections is “the safety of Israel.”

In a Washington Post article published in May, Adelson “strongly encourage[d]” those still on the fence about the divisive billionaire to do likewise.

The multi-billionaire wrote that Trump “exemplifies the American spirit of determination, commitment to cause and business stewardship.”

According to a new poll released on Tuesday, Trump now leads his Democratic rival for the first time since May.

Some 46 percent of likely voters said they would support Trump, while 45 percent said they would support Clinton, the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll showed.

This file combination of AFP pictures created on October 9, 2016 shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The former secretary of state is losing support among voters after renewed controversy over her use of a private email server while she was head of the US State Department.

The New York businessman himself is also struggling to handle the fallout from the release of a 2005 tape, in which he was heard bragging about groping women.

Since the video’s release, about a dozen women have accused Trump of groping or kissing without their consent, allegations that Trump has called “absolutely false.”

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