Sheldon Adelson Drops Millions More To Ensure A Republican Majority by the Forward

Sheldon Adelson Drops Millions More To Ensure A Republican Majority

Image by getty images

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is giving millions more to Republican committees to ensure the party wins control of the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, Politico reported.

The Jewish billionaire donated to two GOP super PACs connected to congressional Republicans, Senate Leadership Fund and Congressional Leadership Fund, according to two people familiar with the donation. The contributions will be made public by Oct. 15.

Adelson and his wife, Miriam, were named last month by the New York Times as the “biggest spenders on federal elections in all of American politics,” citing publicly available campaign finance data. It looked like they would be outspent this year by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — who donated $100 million to Democrats, while the couple gave $55 million — but this new advancement could put them back on top.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

Adelson Drops Millions More For Republican Majority

Author

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Sheldon Adelson Drops Millions More To Ensure A Republican Majority

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close