John Boehner also benefiting from the Adelson family

While it was Newt Gingrich that got all the attention for big donations from casino mogul Shel Adelson, he’s not the only one benefiting from the billionaire’s largess.

Adelson and his wife donated $10,000 to Speaker John Boehner’s campaign committee in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to recently released fundraising reports.

Getting the actual total was tricky, because Shel and his wife wrote checks that exceeded contribution limits so the Boehner campaign had to refund some. But, I guess when you’re used to writing $5 million checks, $5,000 is like Monopoly money.

*Boehner received an additional $10,000 from Gary and Shelley Adelson in the fourth quarter too, who we assume are family, but cannot immediately confirm that.