June 7, 2012

Sheldon Adelson May Donate $10 Million To Romney’s SuperPAC

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, owner of casinos in Macau and Las Vegas, is planning to boost Mitt Romney’s chances for the White House. Yesterday, Politico reported on the ongoing efforts by political operatives to solicit funds from Adelson. A day after his story was published, Ken Vogel disclosed that Adelson may give Romney’s Super PAC as much as $10 million:

After Adelson made waves for buoying Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid with generous donations, he made clear to the press that he will focus his donations towards efforts to elect Romney. He told reporters that he could give away $100 million of his money this election, though much of it may be routed through secretive 501(c) groups that do not have to disclose their donors.

Vogel’s tweet is unsourced, but he has been in close contact with the GOP operatives behind the major Super PACs, and broken stories using these connections in the past.

  • CatKinNY

    Unlike most billionaires, who do everything they can to hide their contributions and motives, Adelson has been open about both. I have no objection to him contributing to Romney; we already know what he wants – low taxes for himself and the continued funneling of billions of dollars annually in foriegn aid to Israel. This country could use an honest discussion about our relationship with Israel, and the motives of AIPAC. I do not believe that most Americans would support the status quo if they understood it.

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