Skip to comments.Billionaire gives $5 million to pro-Gingrich group
Posted on 01/08/2012 12:04:49 AM PST by americanophile
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) A Las Vegas billionaire has contributed $5 million to an independent group backing Newt Gingrich, breathing new life into the former House Speaker's struggling campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and casting renewed attention on the role of such groups in the 2012 contest.
A person familiar with the development said Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and longtime donor to Republican candidates, made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future, a super PAC run by Gingrich allies. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Adelson is expected to contribute as much or more to the candidate who eventually wins the Republican nomination, be it Gingrich or one of his rivals.
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Maybe, but considering that this happened before the debate, it’s probably not a contributing factor. ;-)
Amazing how such stories never surface when it concerns the Left.
how about Soros money.. Romney’s own money.. good for Newt to be able to strike back
How I wish Marco Rubio were on the ballot.
Communist groups and labor unions are large contributors to Zero as are the cited Mooselimbs.
Adelson hates the Obama regime... I heard him speak in 2010 and he was pretty clear about his feelings. Nice to see he is putting dollars to donuts.
It is very late. I should have been in bed two hours ago. But I just wanted Jimrob to see this one. Thanks for the post. Very interesting. Do both have a great upcoming day.
And Marco Rubio is a degenerate little seat belt primary enforcement nanny state weasel.
This is great, but, the same thing happens every 4 years: The Conservatives split the vote 3 or 4 ways and the Moderate wins the nomination by a plurality. It looks like there is no way to stop Romney. Perry should have gotten his dumb ass out; he’s just taking votes from Newt and Santorum.
I have a regular Obama-leaning passenger who routinely doesn't "buckle-up" in Marco Rubio's state of Florida. Whenever a trooper comes into view, I tell her "Pretend to be wearing your seatbeltquickly!"
As she draws the seatbelt across, she asks, "Why should I pretend?". Then clicks the belt buckle in.
Man, you are such an optimist. Why are you on here? God, I hate being around people like you. I fire them!!!
Great news for Gingrich!!!!!!!!!! don’t count him out yet. It is still early and early enough for another candidate to jump in...Newt did well during the debate. He is the absolute best candidate running. GOOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!
Adelson is also known for his philanthropy and has done many good things with his wealth. A great push for Newt. Philanthropy
Adelson donated over $25 million to the M.I.S. Hebrew Academy in Las Vegas to build a high school. In 2005, Adelson and his wife contributed $250,000 each (thus the total contribution from the couple was $500,000) to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush. In 2006 Adelson contributed $25 million to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority. Since 2007 the Adelson Family Foundation has made contributions totalling $100 million to Birthright Israel, which finances Jewish youth trips to Israel.
Adelson also has funded the Boston based Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation. AMRF is a private foundation committed to a model of open and highly integrated collaboration among outstanding investigators who participate in goal-directed basic and clinical research to prevent, reduce or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness. This foundation initiated the Adelson Program in Neural Repair and Rehabilitation (APNRR) with $7.5 million donated to collaborating researchers at 10 universities.
In 2010, Adelson donated $1,000,000 to Newt Gingrich’s organization, American Solutions for Winning the Future.
In 2011, Adelson is expected to donate an additional $20,000,000 to pro-Gingrich organizations in an effort to bolster Gingrich’s bid for the U.S. Presidency.
Do you know how to verify this? If Perry drops out can he give his votes to another?
Filthy rich trying to buy the election. /s. <<< (for those of you in Rio Linda).
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