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23:41 // 1 year ago
December 5, 2012

Some people just never learn…

  • $150M was spent by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to support a variety of GOP candidates across the country during the 2012 election cycle. None of his chosen candidates won office, including presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but the billionaire isn’t discouraged.
  • $300M will apparently be spent by Adelson during the 2016 election cycle, marking the second time in a decade that he will double his political donations following the loss of his favored presidential candidate. Adelson also doubled down on his GOP donations after President Obama’s win in the 2008 election. source
14:59 // 1 year ago
August 3, 2012
Today in “where are they now:” Sheldon Adelson
We love headlines like this. Adelson, you’ll recall, is the casino magnate who single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign from collapsing so moons ago. He’s still a prominent Republican contributor, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee—the party apparatus in charge of electing House Democrats—is in some hot water for making some sketchily-sourced claims about Adelson. They caved yesterday and apologized after Adelson threatened to sue. source
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We love headlines like this. Adelson, you’ll recall, is the casino magnate who single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign from collapsing so moons ago. He’s still a prominent Republican contributor, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee—the party apparatus in charge of electing House Democrats—is in some hot water for making some sketchily-sourced claims about Adelson. They caved yesterday and apologized after Adelson threatened to sue. source

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4:22 // 1 year ago
July 16, 2012

Well, that’s dirty: Sarah Silverman has an indecent proposal for GOP superdonor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson — as long as he gives his $100 million to Obama. (PG-13 subject matter, FYI, probably NSFW; ht Distriction)

13:40 // 2 years ago
June 16, 2012
Obviously, maybe in a roundabout way, foreign money is coming into an American campaign.
Sen. John McCain • Criticizing the recent $10 million donation casino magnate Sheldon Adelson made to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC by suggesting that Adelson likely used profits from properties he owns in the Chinese special administrative region of Macau to fund Romney’s campaign. (It’s an issue near and dear to McCain’s heart, as the campaign finance bill that Citizens United largely struck down, McCain-Feingold, bears his name.) The Las Vegas Sands head also played a heavy role in the primaries, heavily funding Newt Gingrich’s electoral efforts. While people from foreign countries cannot fund election efforts, McCain is arguing that efforts like Adelson’s skirt around this, due to the fact that Adelson is the leader of a multinational corporation. Follow McCain’s logic here?
22:18 // 2 years ago
February 28, 2012
The most important state for Newt is not Georgia, it’s Nevada.
CNN analyst Alex Castellanos • Making a sly (and hilarious) reference to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who’s basically Newt Gingrich’s cash cow right now.
21:15 // 2 years ago
February 22, 2012

Meet the billionaires funding the 2012 Republican primary season

  • five donors find themselves in the spotlight: Texas billionaire Harold Simmons, casino moguls Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, Paypal co-founder (and Facebook investor) Peter Thiel, and Houston home-builder Bob Perry
  • $30.4 million donated by the five people, the largest donations going to the Super PACs Winning Our Future and Endorse Liberty; however, American Crossroads leads the pack with $15 million collected source

» A massive financial mind share: That’s almost $1 out of every $4 collected by all super PACs this election cycle, and certainly seems to explain exactly how we ended up with the remaining crop of Republican candidates that we have. Bob Perry is a former Tim Pawlenty supporter who switched to Team Romney with a $1 million dollar donation, while the Adelsons — who are ready to boost their support for Winning The Future from $10 million to $20 million — have provided the lifeblood of the Gingrich campaign. Of the remaining four candidates, only Rick Santorum finds himself without support, via Super PAC donations, from one of these five wealthy conservatives.

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15:48 // 2 years ago
February 20, 2012

Pro-Newt Super PAC’s fundraising courtesy of two people (they’re married)

  • $11M the amount the main pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC, Winning Our Future, raised in January
  • $5M of that total came from Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate with deep pockets
  • $5M of that total came from Adelson’s wife, Miriam; they know a thing or two about gambling source
19:56 // 2 years ago
January 24, 2012
11:02 // 2 years ago