Skip to comments.Adelson makes new ‘sizeable’ contribution to pro-Gingrich super PAC (Confirmed!)
Posted on 02/24/2012 5:02:37 PM PST by VinL
Washington (CNN) Casino mogul and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson made an expected new contribution this week to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, CNN has learned.
One source familiar with Adelsons donation described it as sizeable. Two sources said the Nevada businessman made the contribution recently.
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The sources would not speak on the record because Adelson wanted his contribution to be private.
CNN reported last week Adelson was expected to contribute as much as an additional $10 million to the super PAC. A great majority of the funding for Winning Our Future has come from Adelson and his extended family. Adelson, his wife and their extended family have donated $11 million to the organization.
The sources would not specify the exact amount of the donation.
A spokesman for Adelson could not be reached for comment.
A spokesman for Winning Our Future, Rick Tyler, refused to comment on whether Adelson made a new donation.
Thanks to the new influx of money, the organization will have far greater resources to help boost Gingrich in some of the primaries and caucuses voting on March 6th, Super Tuesday.
The organization is expected to disclose as early as Monday its plans for advertising in those states. Gingrich is campaigning hard in several of those contests in hopes to keeping his campaign alive.
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In the new edition of Forbes Magazine, the multi-billionaire defended himself against critics of his contributions.
Those people are either jealous or professional critics, Adelson said, adding They like to trash other people. Its unfair that Ive been treated unfairbut it doesnt stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.
Adelsons worth is estimated at $25 billion.
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Newt Skywalker will rise again!
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And another $50 from spokeshave .....who is resting between engagements (unemployed for those in Rio Vista)
Thank you, Mr. Adelson!
Romney spent over $20 mil to damage him (and that's a lot of frikken money), but the fact remains...Newt is the ONE!
I don’t like Newt.
He betrayed two wives and let the Clintons blackmail him with his FBI file showing that he was betraying his second wife.
He is a nasty son-of-a-bitch.
But I will vote for nobody but him because we need a nasty son-of-a-bitch to save America. And Newt has some real payback motivation to turn on the democraps and republican rinoes who betrayed him at every turn.
And I just made my first-ever donation to a presidential candidate.
I’m on board. His ideas make the most sense. I’ve read over his plans and Contract with America...well thought out platform. The man definitely does his research. I like that.
Adelson knows that Newt is the candidate in the race who will staunchly defend Israel and have the most effective foreign policy in place to do so.
I am thankful that he is in a position to make such a contribution. May God Bless Adelson, Israel and the USA.
God bless Adelson!
Romney will be spending the next few hours in his padded soundproof room!
Newt, buddy. Use that money to get face-to-face on TV WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. TALK to them. Don’t let the MSM be a filter. Buy time for a SERIES of fireside chats and level with the AMERICAN PEOPLE. TALK WITH THEM DIRECTLY A WHOLE BUNCH between now and super Tuesday. This may be our last shot.
New paps—my friend, Knute Rockne give you a pep talk at half time??? -:)
Excellent news. I just hope Newt is the next President of the United States of America. I firmly believe he is the best man for the job. Apparently Adelson does to. GO NEWT GO!
Knute? Is he around? Get him on Newt's advisory committee NOW. Anyone seen the Gipper? Let's get him too. Gotta get rid of whoever advised him to "not lose" when he was ahead before.
(first minute or so)
Heard a Winning Our Future radio ad today as I was on my way to vote here in Newnan, GA.
The ad blasted the GOP establishment over their past loser “moderate” candidates Bob Dole and John McCain and left the audience to draw the obvious connection to Mitt Romney.
It was a clever ad IMHO.
As for Romney’s chances in Georgia I’m reminded of the old putdown line: He couldn’t get lucky in a cathouse, even if he was holding a fist full of fiftys.
PS: I voted for the guy with the middle name of Leroy ;-)
I wish all Jews would lend support to Newt.
He is, after all, the one man that will take no crap from those that wish Israel harm. he will not flinch! The man will fight!
Israel could have no better friend than Newt in the white house. He is a righteous gentile of the first order.
Bobalu! I was looking for you. Do you have that pic of great men handy?
I thought we were taking football? Good video.
25 MILLION in Fla alone and millions and millions more in Iowa. Romney is trying to buy the Whitehouse. Newt can do wonders with the money but it isn’t even close to what the Romney camp has spent.
GO NEWT! WOOT! WOOT!
EXCELLENT POST! NEWT BELONGS WITH THE CREME DE LA CREME OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Willard does better in a food fight, because he is that type of low class character, and he has a lot of money to throw into it. He has nothing else to show as his record really sucks.
Romney/Paul think they have this all sewn up...God Bless Mr. Adelson!
Right. Newt doesn’t do personal well- that’s why he lost the Fla debates.
But issues and ideas- none better. One could probably ask him about the 1950 world series- and he could give the box scores.
Take a gander at this video!
Adding the video...sheesh!
Sorry, brain fart!
Thanks for asking ‘Randy???’. I thought I was having a really bad blonde moment till I saw your post.
I have so wanted people to see this video! then I blow the link!
Mr. Adelson may have also sent some magicians along with the money to help. There’s more than just money to Newt’s recent mo.
Thank you again, Mr. Adelson!
No problem- I have those moments constantly- and I’m not blonde.
Theres more than just money to Newts recent mo.
Likely, so. But, don’t underestimate the power of MOney to give one a hell of a lot of “mo”.
I saw the video a few days ago. I have posted it on FaceBook and I have been tweeting it out over and over again. It is excellent.
If they can get help from Sarah Palin and her team, those guys do an excellent job with their political ads.
Everyone needs to see it, and I will keep posting it until it get’s the views it deserves!
Thank You again!
If they can get help from Sarah Palin and her team
I have a sense that Gov Palin is dying to jump on board this energy issue- and I’d bet the house she and Newt have talked about Sec of Energy.
But, wt Rick doing well, she can’t take sides, imo./
Although, along your line of thought, I was thinking the other day- perhaps she could finesse an involvement with Newt on energy-w/o actually endorsing him.
Oh, happy days! Thank you, Mr. Adelson. Newt all the way to the White House!
In video he looks like a President should look. Then he opens his mouth and out comes brilliance.
NO WAY can Mitt, Rick or RP give a speech like that. I don’t think they thought out ANY plan out. Just generalities - like ‘I’m the best one to, ‘I’m the only and ‘The gov’t should be out of it’.
I think there is something wrong w/Mitt’s speech pattern. He sounds jittery when he talks and nothing ever intelligent comes out of him. Remember when asked what conservative thing have you done and his response was I have 5 children and married for ‘x’ amount of years!
Thanks for the ping. Great news!
Glad to have you aboard the NEWT TRAIN, the smartest sumobitch running and he is motivated as you say, he knows how to play their game better than they do.
Lots of people have started to pay attention to NEWT via this method.
Poor baby, he just don't have the "IT" factor and Piers Morgan might say.