The $100k donation to Congressional Leadership Fund is the super PAC's second highest donation ever. Surprisingly, it isn't the first time Walters has been involved in funding political campaigns. He contributed $25k to the campaigns of Clark County Commission officials who were seeking re-election to their posts in 2012, in a move that Walters himself described as being more of an investment than anything else. Nevada-based columnist Jon Ralston recently reported that T STAR II LLC had donated a total of $15k to other area races since 2011. Congressional Leadership Fund is heavily tied to current Speaker of the House John Boehner, who played a round of golf with real estate mogul Donald Trump after the businessman made a similar donation in 2012. Now commentators and journalists alike wonder if Mr Boehner will soon be teeing off with Mr Walters. If so, will Boehner shed tears once he is soundly defeated in a round of golf?
The Republican Party's record of taking extreme measures against gambling makes Walters' donation all the more strange to many industry insiders. Then again, since Walters is known to utilize international sportsbooks in his high-stake wagers as opposed to Las Vegas establishments -- that tend to bar individuals such as himself from making large wagers on events -- then perhaps he is more upset with the crusade against online gambling that has been waged by the Department of Justice since Obama became president. Curtailing a man's livelihood can often lead to such a radical response.
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