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Billionaire Gingrich Contributor [Sheldon Adelson] To Cut Support
Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jaywon Choe

Posted on 02/10/2012 3:59:14 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative

While billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have rescued Newt Gingrich’s campaign in its early days, today, he may have just buried it.

Bloomberg News reports that Adelson, who has donated $11 million to Gingrich’s Super PAC, does not plan to send any more money Gingrich’s way. Bloomberg is citing an anonymous source “familiar with their deliberations,” though an Adelson spokesman declined to comment.

The move seems to be weeks in the making. After poor showings by Gingrich in the last several races and the re-resurgence of Rick Santorum, the former House speaker has once again been pushed to the back of the Republican field. And Adelson may be shifting his focus. According to CNN, Adelson met with Mitt Romney in Nevada last week and “assured Romney that he will be behind him 100 percent should he become the nominee.”

What may be more alarming though is as money seems to be flooding out of the Gingrich camp, it appears to be heading into to Santorum’s, no doubt helped by his three-state sweep Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Nevada; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 02/10/2012 3:59:17 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: GraniteStateConservative
From the sourced story:
Newt Gingrich was just days away from the Jan. 31 Florida Republican presidential primary when he told reporters that his campaign was down to its last $600,000.

Five losing contests later, Gingrich and Winning Our Future, an outside political action committee supporting him, are almost silent on television airwaves, offering free water and coffee at events, and revamping a fundraising strategy based largely on the support of a single wealthy backer, Sheldon Adelson, and the Las Vegas casino owner’s family.
--Gingrich Group Looks for New Money as Big Donor Checks Stop

2 posted on 02/10/2012 4:02:17 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Fair weather friend?

Did he support Newt before or after South Carolina?

Looks as if he just wants to back a winner - with strings attached.

Perhaps Newt explained that he wasn’t for sale.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 4:03:22 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: sodpoodle

It’s likely, unfortunately, that polls indicate that Newt cannot make sufficient headway.


4 posted on 02/10/2012 4:05:18 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Why does it say that it is more alarming that the money is going to the Santorum campaign? More alarming than what, I wonder? I was relieved that it wasn’t going to Romney, so I felt that this was less alarming.


5 posted on 02/10/2012 4:06:33 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: sodpoodle

what i find troubling is that the federal government is so powerful that candidates can attract that kind of money. Constitutional government would not be powerful enough to warrent that much financial risk.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 4:08:15 PM PST by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Are conservatives going to allow the only candidate capable of beating obama and turning this country around for lack of money? If Newt has to step down, the country is done for. Mr. Rogers can’t beat romney and he certainly can’t beat obama. Then if by some miracle, he should become president, he has no clue about how to turn things around. A Senator? What does he know about anything? Senators are notoriously stupid. I can’t believe that the Tea Party has allowed this to happen. They must be extremely ill informed. For God’s sake send the man some money. (yes, I did)


7 posted on 02/10/2012 4:08:32 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

no use throwing good money after bad


8 posted on 02/10/2012 4:10:33 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: sodpoodle

I think Adelson’s pretty upfront about his expectations: no legalization of internet gambling. Trump, too. Both will support whoever can deliver that.

SOMEONE has to represent the gambling, prostitution and drug industry.


9 posted on 02/10/2012 4:11:41 PM PST by txhurl (Mormonism = Sharia by White people)
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To: Jonty30

Why do Voters support candidates?
Answer: because of their philosphy, policies and America.

Why do the uber-rich support candidates?
Answer: Special interest in legislation and access.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 4:12:07 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: DariusBane

What I find troubling is that this guy already gave Newt 11 million dollars—and that he may have been prepared to give him more if things had gone differently.

That’s just wrong..........


11 posted on 02/10/2012 4:12:12 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: sodpoodle

newt not for sell...you made a funny


12 posted on 02/10/2012 4:12:12 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: WVNan

You are so right. Newt is the brightest candidate and the most conservative man running. I sent him money too.
He will take Georgia, NC, Texas with the help of Perry and pick up in the polls on super tues.
Once Mr Rogers is vetted (he has had a free pass from the media and super pacs) he will go down so fast it will make his head spin.


13 posted on 02/10/2012 4:13:09 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

No comment.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 4:14:15 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: txhurl
so he gave money to newt did that mean newt was gonna deliver if he had won?...but since he is losing..shell pulls out?
15 posted on 02/10/2012 4:15:42 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: katiedidit1

This “Mr. Rogers” line is already getting old. Try saying the man’s name, Santorum, much less demeaning to him and those referring to him.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 4:16:27 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: WVNan

I do believe the American voters are now deciding this, you just happen to not agree with them. Me, I think, we have a better chance of getting obummer out of office now than 10 days ago..


17 posted on 02/10/2012 4:16:50 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: skaterboy

Looks like the Grinch’s 15 minutes of fame is coming to an end.


18 posted on 02/10/2012 4:22:39 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: katiedidit1
Let's hope he can recover and keep going. But is seems like this was never meant to happen. We all know that Newt is capable of fixing this mess, while the others are all big talkers and wannabees, who will merely resort back the norm and status-quo after the heat of the election blows over.

Perhaps this is God's will that this once great nation fails. Since it is no longer even a shred of it's former greatness and self.

America is almost too far gone to save, it seems. Moral decay and decadence is rapidly becoming the norm. Nothing seems to shock the few these days. I hope we can turn it around, but if it is Gods will to tear it down so it can be rebuilt from the ashes again, then so be it. It may also be tied into a much greater and prophetic plan for the entire World. Trial and Tribulation may be close at hand after all.

19 posted on 02/10/2012 4:22:41 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: WVNan

I find this to be good news. Newt or Santorum needs to step aside they are splitting the vote which means we get Romney. Personally I would very happy to see Santorum win. Newt isn’t much of a conservative.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 4:23:25 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: WVNan
Mr. Rogers can’t beat romney and he certainly can’t beat obama. Then if by some miracle, he should become president, he has no clue about how to turn things around. A Senator? What does he know about anything? Senators are notoriously stupid.

Mr. Rogers -lol. The sweater vest looks so pathetic. Mr. Rogers had more charisma. Most of his speeches are filled with rambling platitudes. Recently you can tell that he is stealing a lot of what Newt is saying.

When I went to his site a while back his solutions were quite general and as bland as he.The guy has truly accomplished little in life that warrants seeking the highest office in the land. Hubris. He would serve society better by getting a "real" job in the private sector.

21 posted on 02/10/2012 4:26:11 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: katiedidit1
Ditto to that.

Romney's loss this last week shows that he's extremely vulnerable.

At this point, it's anyone's ballgame! And Newt, were it not for the millions of Romney's negative ads, would be solidly in the lead.

22 posted on 02/10/2012 4:27:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: katiedidit1

I am sorry but anyone that thinks man can control our weather doesn’t have all their nuts tightened down.


23 posted on 02/10/2012 4:30:43 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn; WVNan
Santorum is a fiscal liberal and social conservative. He votes "yes" on entitlement programs and joined Bono to raise money to fight world Aids. PUKE!

50 things you may not know about Rick Santorum PDF

24 posted on 02/10/2012 4:31:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: skaterboy

You wanna contribute something positive, or are you here, on a Newt thread, soley to hurl insulting remarks at our candidate, and agitate?

Enough trolling Newt news threads to get your esteem up, from around your ankles.

Are you on mom’s computer again?

IBTZ.


25 posted on 02/10/2012 4:31:38 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Romnomoney buys Santorum. Newt has become a CAUSE & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Newt’s slide is due SOLELY to Romney’s millions in negative (and false) ads. When he pulls back ahead...the money will be there.


26 posted on 02/10/2012 4:32:32 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: Kenny

Yeah! It’s insulting . . . to Mr. Rogers. Saintorum is far more boring and less inspiring that Mr. Rogers—actually, a dead fish is more inspiring that Rick the Saint.


27 posted on 02/10/2012 4:32:53 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: WVNan

Just sent Newt $100.00

It’s up to us folks, aint nobody gunna do it for us.

Newt 2012


28 posted on 02/10/2012 4:33:27 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
" I am sorry but anyone that thinks man can control our weather doesn’t have all their nuts tightened down. "


ACTS 5:39 When God is in something ? who can oppose it ? least they find themselves fighting against God.
29 posted on 02/10/2012 4:34:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: RoosterRedux
Absolutely! All the Saintorum supporters who are thread crapping here are going to be really disappointed after Mitt's money machine gets finished smearing him and he plummets.

Newt Gingrich is the only man offering real, workable solutions to our problems. If he is not nominated, I believe the nation will continue on its course into the abyss of socialism and deconstruction.
30 posted on 02/10/2012 4:37:11 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: katiedidit1
Once Mr Rogers is vetted

I lean towards Newt over Santorum, but I am getting really sick of the circular firing squad antics between the Newt and Santorum zealots.

Both are vastly superior to Mitt, RuPaul and Obama. That is where the fire should be directed. Make the case why your choice is best, but it's short-sighted to be tearing down the other conservative as part of trying to make that case.

31 posted on 02/10/2012 4:37:15 PM PST by dirtboy
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32 posted on 02/10/2012 4:40:43 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Sudetenland

Please don’t address any more of this trash to me. The politics of personal destruction, name-calling, hateful speech, etc. has no real place in an honest political discussion. Personally, I think it’s a real turn-off.


33 posted on 02/10/2012 4:43:17 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Santorum wrote legislation that will increase the national minimum wage! outrageous! well I see the doggies and the Humane Society endorse him due to his PAWS support lol ..who let the dogs out? and yes, he joined the world wide fight on aids.


34 posted on 02/10/2012 4:44:22 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Sudetenland
Santorum is a nice but dull guy...completely unqualified for the presidency in this almost unfathomably complex world.

Newt gets it and has digested it.

IMO there isn't even a choice...

If Newt doesn't get the nom..we can bend over and kiss our fannies buh-bye!

35 posted on 02/10/2012 4:44:52 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: sodpoodle; DJ MacWoW; TitansAFC; katiedidit1; PSYCHO-FREEP; Jim Robinson

I don’t think Bloomberg and Business Insider are very good sources but time will tell.

If Sheldon Adelson watched CPAC today, he had to have been impressed.

GO NEWT!

GO TEA PARTY!


36 posted on 02/10/2012 4:47:04 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: katiedidit1

When Santorum lost in 2006 he only got 40% of the vote. He can’t beat Obama. He’s a big government guy. And we need to STOP spending.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 4:47:11 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: dirtboy

dirtboy, I do not consider Santorum to be a conservative. I have read his voting record. That being said..once the real vetting of Rick begins he is toast.


38 posted on 02/10/2012 4:48:12 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Kenny

Rick Santorum aka Mr Rogers.


40 posted on 02/10/2012 4:49:29 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: onyx

Newt has laid out a plan. He has pages and pages of info on his website. He knows what to do.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 4:49:57 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ash34

Santorum and Paul are the only ones who haven’t been able to win a primary. Get your facts straight.


42 posted on 02/10/2012 4:50:22 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Kenny

I agree. Santorum seems like a stand up guy. He can’t win either, but he seems genuine.


43 posted on 02/10/2012 4:51:01 PM PST by ash34
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Agree with you that Newt is capable of fixing this mess and turning this nation around.
How sad to see this once great nation go on a downhill spiral. The demographics and morals have changed...maybe beyond repair. The greatest generation is dying off..we now have the entitlement generation.
God help America


44 posted on 02/10/2012 4:53:20 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

What’s good is Newt got the vetting early in the primary process. It should have the same immunizing effect like they say it always does in the general election. The effect of those negative ads will wear off and Newt could rebound in time for Super Tuesday. He’s got two debates to help him.


45 posted on 02/10/2012 4:54:26 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: WVNan; everyone

Romney’s slime machin did a number on Newt Gingrich and the unscathed Santorum was the beneficiary. But for Romney’s slime machine, Newt Gingrich would be righteously running away with the nomination and Santorumwould be back home where he belongs.

Politics is dirty and Romney wants this nomination and presidency too badly to let Santorum go unscathed. It could be too late for his smear tactics to work on Santorum, but not too late for Newt Gingrich to rebound again, because he is far and above the most qualified and inspirational, anti-establishment candidate with bold ideas and solutions that his rivals are trying to copy, but neither can articulate because neither can speak from the heart, with knowledge, force and detail.

GO NEWT!

SUPPORT NEWT!

WE CAN DO IT!


46 posted on 02/10/2012 4:57:40 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: sodpoodle
Did he support Newt before or after South Carolina?

Before. This was written before SC's primary. There are hundreds of articles out there mentioning Adelson and Gingrich long before South Carolina. This is dated January 10th. The South Carolina Primary was January 21st.

FTA: Sheldon Adelson, the son of a Boston cabdriver, made his millions as a casino mogul in Las Vegas and Macao, and $5 million of that wealth will help pay for ads and an online video that seek to halt Mitt Romney’s rise in South Carolina, where the contest moves after today’s New Hampshire primary."

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/01/10/casino-mogul-fuels-gingrich-offensive/X4jEYUxngjIXm2waQGuHQP/story.html

Looks as if he just wants to back a winner - with strings attached.

I'd say he wants to back a winner, period. This isn't Adelson's first rodeo and this is not the first time he's supported someone running for president (McCain & Bush, at minimum).

I attended the caucus in Colorado this week. Newt made a grand total of one stop in the whole state, and it was in the the more liberal part. Romney, Santorum and Paul spent their time down here in the part of the state where conservatives live and vote.

We never got a call, saw an ad, saw a piece of mail - nothing from Newt. We were bombarded by Romney's stuff (yuck), and had several nice contacts with Santorum's people. Paul's people are all over the place on weekends. At the caucus, it was all about Santorum. People were not supporting Newt since he didn't bother to show up or make it known that he was running in our part of the state.

I wouldn't know Adelson from a smoldering hole in the ground. But I know better than to throw good money after bad if my candidate decided not to run in some states.

47 posted on 02/10/2012 4:58:31 PM PST by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: Java4Jay
right behind you ...
48 posted on 02/10/2012 4:59:08 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: RoosterRedux

You are right..IF Newt loses...bye bye USA. However, I don’t think Santorum has a chance of winning the gop nomination and doubt he will do well in the south.
Also, remember he did not pick up any delegates during the tuesday election.
We will know more after super tues. I do guarantee you that after the Santorums voting record hits the airwaves he will go down faster than the Titantic. GO NEWT!


49 posted on 02/10/2012 5:01:21 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ash34
I agree. Santorum seems like a stand up guy. He can’t win either, but he seems genuine

A few days ago no one thought he could win MN, MO, & CO either. He's talking about what's really at stake in this election, not just jobs or the national debt but our freedom.

It's the elephant in the room, that Obama is trying to trample the Constitution. But Santorum is addressing it and I think that's where his support is coming from, The People.

50 posted on 02/10/2012 5:01:23 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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