The super PAC had $45.2 million in cash on hand on July 31.
Ari Emanuel, brother to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is a lifelong Democrat. But the talent agent also used to represent Donald Trump.
“Billionaire Donor Could Turn $100 Million Invested in the 2012 Presidential Race into a $2 Billion Tax Cut If Romney Is Elected” Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks breaks down these numbers. Join the fight against money in politics at www.wolf-pac.com http Support The Young Turks by Subscribing bit.ly Like Us on Facebook: www.fb.com Follow Us on Twitter: bit.ly Buy TYT Merch: theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com
A fund partially owned by Mitt Romney lent GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson’s company $3 million, according to hundreds of pages of previously confidential documents obtained by Gawker and published today. Romney and his wife have millions of dollars invested in a blind trust which owns dozens of opaque funds and investment vehicles, including one called Sankaty High Yield Partners II LP. The content of the fund and others like it were a mystery before the documents came to light. While there will undoubtably be more discoveries to come from the cache, one immediate revelation is that Sankaty fund, based in Delaware for tax purposes, lent over $3 million to Las Vegas Sands, the casino company owned by Adelson. The fund made two loans of $2.4 million and $600000 in 2009 to the Sands. Romney’s IRA held between $250000 and $500000 in the partnership, and made $50000 and $100000 from it in 20011. Adelson has become the largest donor to the Republican Party and conservative outside groups, dropping at least $70 million. Adelson initially supported Newt Gingrich in the GOP primary, but switched his allegiance to Romney and since given $10 million to the main super PAC backing the presumed GOP nominee.
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Casino mogul and conservative donor Sheldon Adelson is threatening to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for libel. The DCCC Tuesday confirmed to The Hill it received a letter from Adelson’s attorney. “We just received and are reviewing Mr. Adelson’s attorney’s letter,” DCCC spokesman Jesse Ferguson said in an email. Ferguson did not respond to a follow-up inquiry. In late June, the DCCC sent out a release alleging that prostitution money tied to Adelson helped fund the campaigns of Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) and Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), as well as other GOP incumbents. The charge stems from a lawsuit filed by a former employee of Adelson’s, who claimed that he personally approved of prostitution at one of his properties. Adelson denies the charges, and Politifact rated the claim as “Pants on Fire.” “Immediately retract and apologize for defamatory statements falsely accusing Mr. Adelson of encouraging and profiting from prostitution, maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp who has given ‘Chinese prostitution money’ to your political opponents,” the letter from Adelson’s attorney, first obtained by the Las Vegas Sun, reads in part. “These false allegations constitute libel per se entitling Mr. Adelson to compensatory and punitive damages.
Mariam and Sheldon Adelson have donated another five million dollars to Gingrich’s Super PAC: Winning Our Future.