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Adelson Welcomes Romney, Now That He's Not Running for President

Romney has won the coveted VIP dinner slot at the billionaire casino owner's annual meeting.
Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Now that Mitt Romney's no longer running for president, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson is happy to have him over for dinner. The Republican Jewish Coalition, to which Adelson is a top donor, on Wednesday announced the lineup of speakers for its spring meeting; Romney has the coveted VIP dinner slot.

Also making the trip to the RJC meeting April 23-25 in Las Vegas are former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senators Ted Cruz and Rob Portman. The Washington Times reported that former President George W. Bush and Indiana Governor Mike Pence will address the RJC, too. Most of the events are held at Adelson's Sands convention center-resort-casino complex on The Strip.