Longtime Republican activist and Republican Jewish Coalition board member Lew Eisenberg hadn’t put his money where his mouth was and donated himself — until now. However, the size of his donation may reflect a continued reluctance to throw any tangible support behind Trump’s controversial campaign.
Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Ted Cruz after the conservative Texas senator failed to endorse Donald Trump in a controversial speech to the Republican convention, several media outlets reported.
Donald Trump’s closest Jewish advisers are Orthodox, and it looks like his donors are, too, signaling a change in Republican politics. The wild card? Sheldon Adelson.
Sheldon Adelson, perhaps the single most important Jewish donor to the Republican Party, showed up in Cleveland Tuesday for the party’s national convention.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Party convention is asking Sheldon Adelson to cover a $6 million shortfall triggered by sponsors walking out over the nominee, Donald Trump. Politico reported Thursday that the appeal to the casino magnate came July 12, just six days before the July 18 launch of the convention in Cleveland. The convention…
Donald Trump has been having a difficult time raising money from donors. Just how difficult? He ended the month of May with a mere $1.3 million in his war chest, while his rival Hillary Clinton boasted $42 million in fundraising during the same filing period.
Donald Trump may have the full support of Jewish mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, along with his reported pledge of $100 million, but the New York billionaire might sorely miss several other Jewish Republican donors turned off by his views on immigration and minorities and his choice of words and tone.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sheldon Adelson and the Republican Jewish Coalition reportedly are planning to bring Donald Trump to Israel. The Guardian over the weekend quoted what it said were sources close to the casino magnate as saying that the RJC – one of Adelson’s major beneficiaries – was planning the trip at Adelson’s behest, although…
Now that Sheldon Adelson has endorsed Donald Trump and pledged to spend a fortune to elect the presumed Republican nominee for president, how should the Jewish community react?
Quickly assuming the role of Donald Trump’s chief Jewish advocate, Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson has reached out to Republican Jewish leaders asking them to follow his lead and contribute to Trump’s presidential campaign.