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On Tuesday, the Obama campaign released a new Web ad touting its positive relationships within the world of electronic dance music. But over at Spin, noted dance-music critic Philip Sherburne points out that one side effect of the boom in EDM in Las Vegas casino-clubs is a windfall for at least one major Republican donor.
Wynn Resorts Limited, which counts the Wynn and Encore hotels in its stable, has become one of the major players in EDM's conquest of Vegas. The resorts' clubs -- Surrender, Tryst, Encore Beach Club and XS -- have hosted sets from Afrojack, Skrillex, Steve Angello and other top-line names in the EDM scene. A new Web ad pitches the complex as the sexy, sweaty center of four-on-the-floor hedonism (see video below).
Steve Wynn, owner of Wynn Resorts Limited, isn't necessarily a Republican stereotype -- he's an enthusiastic vegan and a one-time Obama voter. But, as Sherburne points out, in this election cycle, he's had a change of heart, reportedly donating heavily to Crossroads GPS, the Super PAC founded by Republican operative Karl Rove. 501(c)(4) groups such as Crossroads aren't required to disclose donors in wake of a Supreme Court ruling.