Articles Tagged 'Sheldon Adelson'

Vegas or bust for Republicans

Las Vegas has a big advantage over the other five cities hoping to host the Republican National Convention in 2016: Sheldon Adelson. Adelson — the owner of the Las Vegas Sands (which operates resorts and casinos all over the world, including the Venetian and the Palazzo in Vegas) — has a net worth of $40 billion, and he donated $100… READ MORE

Christie, Walker rush to woo GOP donors

by Bernie Becker, The Hill
March 30, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered his support to Israel on Saturday, as just one of several potential 2016 presidential candidates to speak before a group of powerful GOP donors. At a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas, Christie said he was overwhelmed by the strength of Israel’s leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and said that many Israelis… READ MORE

Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Hires Blanche Lincoln

by Kent Cooper, Roll Call
March 23, 2014
The top Republican contributor has hired a former Democratic Senator to lobby for his casino company. The government consulting firm of former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., the Lincoln Policy Group, has registered to lobby for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., whose business is described in the registration as an “Upscale, integrated resort and casino operations.” Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is the… READ MORE

2016 contenders court mega-donors

December 4, 2012
By KENNETH P. VOGEL | Politico
A week after Election Day, three Republican governors mentioned as 2016 presidential candidates — Bobby Jindal, John Kasich and Bob McDonnell — each stopped by the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino to meet privately with its owner Sheldon Adelson, a man who could single-handedly underwrite their White House ambitions. Planning a presidential campaign used to

Jewish Republicans Seeking Votes for Romney in U.S. and Israel

November 3, 2012
By Jonathan D. Salant and Jonathan Ferziger -Bloomberg News A network of Jewish Republicans, including billionaire Sheldon Adelson and veterans of President George W. Bush’s administration, is part of an effort to try to peel Jewish voters away from President Barack Obama. The Republican Jewish Coalition has reported political expenditures of $6.3 million, four times higher than the $1.4 million… READ MORE

GOP donor sues National Jewish Democratic Council in NY over prostitution-linked allegations

August 9, 2012

By Associated Press

NEW YORK — Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against the National Jewish Democratic Council and top officials, saying they made libelous statements regarding his political contributions. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan seeks $60 million in damages. Adelson is chairman and chief executive officer of Las

GOP backer, casino mogul Adelson reportedly gave $10 M to Koch brothers’ efforts

July 1, 2012
From Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has donated $10 million to the Koch brothers’ efforts to elect Republicans and oust President Obama and other Democrats — forging perhaps the most powerful, well-financed political fundraising machine of 2012. Adelson donated the money last weekend during a Koch brothers’ fundraising summit in suburban San Diego. The private deal was confirmed Friday, according… READ MORE

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