Casino Chiefs To Raise Money For McCain

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas Strip's three top casino executives have been named to a Republican finance committee charged with raising money for John McCain's presidential bid.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief Sheldon Adelson, MGM Mirage Chairman
Terry Lanni and Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn were announced
Friday as honorary co-chairmen of the Republican National Committee's Victory 2008 finance effort.

Sands Corp. President Bill Weidner, Adelson's political and corporate lieutenant, also was named chairman of the effort, while Republican consultant and longtime McCain friend Sig Rogich was named co-chairman.

Chairs were named in all 50 states in an RNC news release Friday.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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