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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives Additional $5.5 Million to Pro-Gingrich Super-PAC.
The Hill ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 03/24/2012 10:26:25 PM PDT by true believer forever

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson contributed another $5.5 million to Winning Our Future, the super-PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, according to Federal Election Commission documents filed Tuesday.

The former House Speaker has vowed to stay in the race until the Tampa, Fla., convention in August, and denies that he’s only being kept afloat by the large donations from Adelson.

“I have 176,000 supporters at newt.org — they want me to stay in the race. I really represent their interests as individuals," he told CBS last week, claiming that "95 percent have given less than $250" — meaning they haven't hit their legal limit and can donate more.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adelson; adelson4romney; contributions; gingrich; newt; newt4romney; sheldonadelson
Thank you, Uncle Sheldon.
1 posted on 03/24/2012 10:26:38 PM PDT by true believer forever
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To: true believer forever

Thank you Sheldon. Go Newt!


2 posted on 03/24/2012 10:29:12 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: true believer forever

Total waste of money. He hates Santorum and is using Gingrich as foil to insure a Romney win.


3 posted on 03/24/2012 10:32:43 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: true believer forever

After Newt was close in Alabama and Mississippi, he was quoted as saying no more. Then, after Gingrich is creamed in Louisiana, more money is pumped in. I do not understand the logic.


4 posted on 03/24/2012 10:34:34 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: true believer forever
This donation was made in February and no more is anticipated from Adelson. From the article, which itself is five days old:

On Tuesday, the Gingrich campaign said it raised $2.5 million in February, the least of the four remaining GOP candidates, and the campaign spent $2.8 million, leaving it $1.5 million in debt.

In other words, this is not news.

5 posted on 03/24/2012 10:35:34 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard
This donation was made in February and no more is anticipated from Adelson. From the article, which itself is five days old:

On Tuesday, the Gingrich campaign said it raised $2.5 million in February, the least of the four remaining GOP candidates, and the campaign spent $2.8 million, leaving it $1.5 million in debt.

In other words, this is not news.

It's news to the people who didn't know about it, especially Newt supporters. The FEC docs were just made public on Tuesday, I think it was.

6 posted on 03/24/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Thank you Sheldon. Go Newt!

It buys some time til the landscape changes. And the landscape is changing, just too slowly for my taste. GO NEWT!!

7 posted on 03/24/2012 10:44:32 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum and Romney are destroying one another quite nicely. Newt will be at the convention as the utlitmate compromise candidate.

The man has taught military strategy at military colleges for thirty years. He isn’t stupid and can be patient.


8 posted on 03/24/2012 10:51:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll
Santorum and Romney are destroying one another quite nicely. Newt will be at the convention as the utlitmate compromise candidate.

The man has taught military strategy at military colleges for thirty years. He isn’t stupid and can be patient.

Carl Cameron said on Fox News tonight that Santorum challenged romney to a debate, and I hadn't heard that before. That should be quite illuminating, to say the least.

Newt, like you said, is now in this totally inscrutable mode, as in let me watch the grasshoppers play for awhile.

FAR FROM OVER. FAR FROM OVER. REMEMBER THAT. (we all need to be reminded sometime)

9 posted on 03/24/2012 10:57:39 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Ingtar
After Newt was close in Alabama and Mississippi, he was quoted as saying no more. Then, after Gingrich is creamed in Louisiana, more money is pumped in. I do not understand the logic.

The politico has written a few articles about Adelson's plans that were very poorly sourced and turned out to be untrue. This info came from the FEC documents,and the money was given in February, but I don't think it has reached the campaign yet, because of all that financial disclosure stuff and the many filings. Or it has just gotten there and put out 1 ad, I think.

You may be right this may be the last, though I haven't heard that...

10 posted on 03/24/2012 11:04:14 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

What a gas! A Santorum and Romney debate!

It will be like watching a collision between an immovable object and a hysterical force.


11 posted on 03/24/2012 11:06:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: true believer forever

May The LORD help us. May He perform wonders on our behalf, though we are undeserving, In Jesus Holy Name.


12 posted on 03/24/2012 11:09:55 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: SatinDoll
What a gas! A Santorum and Romney debate!

It will be like watching a collision between an immovable object and a hysterical force.

If they perform their norm, Santorum will get a question, and then talk for 5 minutes about a totally other subject, and when the moderator reminds him of the question he didn't answer, he'll talk for another 5 minutes about something, anything, but not the question. And then add, I'm the only conservative with a record of standing up for conservative principles no matter how difficult it was..

Romney will do his darting eye thing, and stutter up a storm...

who knows, it could be a wake up call...

13 posted on 03/24/2012 11:16:52 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever; SatinDoll

Thank you both for lifting my spirits tonight! You offer good points that make sense.

GO NEWT!


14 posted on 03/24/2012 11:16:52 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Bellflower
May The LORD help us. May He perform wonders on our behalf, though we are undeserving, In Jesus Holy Name.

though we are undeserving, so very undeserving, and, as a people, may He hear our faithfilled claim to His mercy and His grace upon each of us, and upon our troubled land.

And all the people said Amen and Amen.

what a lovely little prayer that was, I felt something in my heart from it. It touched me. May it touch the heart of God, also. Thanks for posting that.

15 posted on 03/24/2012 11:24:29 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: llandres; true believer forever
Do you notice how the Santorum supporters never insist that Ron Paul get out of the race? Why is that, do you suppose?

And what will happen when everyone gets to the convention, and no one candidate has enough delegates to seal the nomination? It's a long way to that magic number.

Courtesy of thegreenpapers.com is the following count of ‘hard delegates’:

Romney 456
Santorum 196
Gingrich 132
Paul 26
uncommitted 265

16 posted on 03/24/2012 11:32:42 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: llandres; SatinDoll
Thank you both for lifting my spirits tonight! You offer good points that make sense.

GO NEWT!

There's nothing to be down about... it's just a long hard slog, and this was one of the harder, sloggier nights, that's all. We'll get there. Tampa, here we come!!

17 posted on 03/24/2012 11:39:31 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: SatinDoll
It will be like watching a collision between an immovable object and a hysterical force.

More like an inscrutable object and a hysterical farce!       ;^)

18 posted on 03/25/2012 12:03:07 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
More like an inscrutable object and a hysterical farce! ;^)

Here, here!

19 posted on 03/25/2012 12:57:58 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever; All

Guest lineups for today’s TV interview news programs:

ABC’S “THIS WEEK”: White House adviser David Plouffe; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS”: Plouffe; Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont.; former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

CBS’ “FACE THE NATION”: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

CNN’S “STATE OF THE UNION”: Plouffe; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

“FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: Ryan; Plouffe.

Source: The Associated Press

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY EVERYBODY!


20 posted on 03/25/2012 1:05:42 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Ingtar

Maybe to ensure Newt will not drop from the race?


21 posted on 03/25/2012 1:43:38 AM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: true believer forever
Yes, thank you. Newt has to stay in-you never know what dark secrets could be coming. Voter turn out is down. Polls show Newt has the right ideas. If I were Newt, I would not get out. Posted on Sarah Palin's facebook, they share of Palin being concerned about the media bias; she was making calls for Newt in Louisiana. Keep praying, don't give up. Keep praying.
22 posted on 03/25/2012 2:18:51 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Steelfish

A typically juvenile conclusion, Stellfish.


23 posted on 03/25/2012 2:25:03 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric
what a bunch of dumb ass, uninformed voters we are dealing with!

Mitt is a joke and Little Ricky is worse!!!

Anyone that thinks this idiot can win against Obama is smoking something stronger than weed!!

Little Ricky is the biggest joke to hit the GOP since Ford!!!!

I despise the little bastard and his dad MItt too!!!

Newt or bust... Let's go to the convention!

24 posted on 03/25/2012 3:27:13 AM PDT by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: Christie at the beach; Repub4bush

It seems to me that Gingrich is keeping on message and simply standing back, waiting, while trying to bring some kind of a focus on ideas into this race.

Santorum and Romney are identical except for Mr. Preacher Man’s God-talk (which is always the last refuge of, if not a scoundrel, somebody who has nothing to offer) and I have seen many Freepers say they are voting for Santorum because he’s “godly” or “moral.” The thing is, that’s a dangerous pitch, because he’s no more “godly” or “moral” than any of the other candidates. He and his wife are both DC power attorneys, and they have (individually) worked for lobbyists and organizations ranging from the World Wrestling Federation to a group that was a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Santorum seems to have a little trouble telling the full truth about his finances, and I think he has a history of falling short of telling the full truth about a lot of things.

According to some Freepers, they’re voting for him because he has been married only once. Well, the same can be said of Obama and just about any president - but that certainly didn’t make them good presidents. The only one in recent memory who was divorced and remarried was one Ronald Reagan...

Voting is way down in this primary, and my take on it is that the people who are turning out to vote are basically fine with a big-government, nanny-state candidate (either Romney or Santorum) and don’t want any real changes; they just want to hear their own version of noisy, self-promoting piety at the front of it all.

I think much of this is attributable to the constant polls that the voters are bombarded with. Romney started off announcing himself the winner, even before the campaign began, based on mysterious polls, and the Santorum campaign has also been projecting huge (but never realized) wins for him based on other polls.

In addition, the very early voting in some states, such as Florida, guaranteed that Romney, who had scads of money, had been campaigning there for years and was the only known name, was going to win before most voters even had all the information. The feeling of the inevitability of Romney followed by the unlikeability of this year’s Huckabee (and even Huckabee was more likeable, because at least I felt he was sincere) has seriously depressed the vote.

I really think many people are burned out on the GOP. They were perhaps going to give it one more chance after last campaign’s McCain debacle, but the pre-ordination of another RINO has made them give up.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 4:00:20 AM PDT by livius
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To: Ingtar

The logic is that as long as Santorum is still in, he will keep Newt(Milton Waddams)in until Myth is the only one left

Romney loves the idea and Adelson also knows that Milton will never see a brokered convention.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 4:10:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: true believer forever

As long as Uncle Shel’s money helps deny Romney the votes he needs on the first ballot at the convention, I’m all for it.

BTW, if you’re on Twitter, the #NoMitt and #NoRomney hashtags are a convenient way of saying that you’re against the suicidal GOP establishment which seems hell-bent on giving us four more years of radical socialist Obama.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 4:40:45 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: livius
Santorum and Romney are identical except for Mr. Preacher Man’s God-talk (which is always the last refuge of, if not a scoundrel, somebody who has nothing to offer) and I have seen many Freepers say they are voting for Santorum because he’s “godly” or “moral.”

So you have a problem with "Preacher-Men" and "God-talk?"

28 posted on 03/25/2012 5:10:07 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

When a Presidential candidate does it, yes I do.

We’re not electing a religious leader. We’re electing a political leader who is supposed to know something about the economy, international affairs, etc. He fills in his lacks in these areas with his God-talk. If he wants to be a preacher instead, let him go to seminary and take up a new career and make his living at that.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 5:13:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius
When a Presidential candidate does it, yes I do.

Then you're either a hypocrite or an atheist.

Let me refer you back to the story of Peter's denial...

You might learn something from it.

30 posted on 03/25/2012 5:18:37 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: livius
And I guess you missed THIS part of Free Republic's mission:

Welcome to Free Republic, America's exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

31 posted on 03/25/2012 5:21:24 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

You might consider studying on what that purpose statement actually means.

The founder of this forum endorsed Newt Gingrich.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 6:06:37 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette
The founder of this forum endorsed Newt Gingrich.

Yeah, but he's also friendly to Santorum, so what's your point?

Newt or Santorum. Either one is fine by me!!

33 posted on 03/25/2012 6:25:32 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SatinDoll
"Santorum and Romney are destroying one another quite nicely. Newt will be at the convention as the utlitmate compromise candidate.

The man has taught military strategy at military colleges for thirty years. He isn’t stupid and can be patient."


34 posted on 03/25/2012 6:37:59 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s ridiculous. Our Lord also reminded us to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s. Church and State are not the same.


35 posted on 03/25/2012 6:53:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: Timber Rattler; livius; Jim Robinson

The God talker part, in the dispute between you and livius.

In your trying to dispute when livius wanted a president not a preacher, you tried by underlining the word God in the forum purpose statement to claim that had been overlooked, missed, etc.

Not at all.

You try to reason, but you do so in circles and it’s all convenience based.

If a non God talker is fine enough with this forum that this forum endorsed the non God talker over Santorum, the fact that Santorum is also acceptable is not on point.

Jim made it clear any were acceptable except Romney.

Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Newt, Santorum, Perry.

He endorsed Newt, the same one supported by livius, to whom you seemed to think you owed a reminder that this forum stands for God among other things..

You’re the one who needed reminding, if anyone did, to refute your point that livius must have overlooked the God part.

Turning on a dime and try turning around the original argument, or try turning around your own argument, from post to post and minute to minute, for convenience sake, as you have, notwithstanding.

I myself am as strongly religious as it is possible to be. I don’t support Santorum and I do support Newt.

Either one falls under this forum’s purpose statement, you just admitted that.

So why underline God, to livius?

Especially when the author of that purpose statement has said, anyone on that above list, but not Romney.

There’s nothing more to say, from me.

At least, I didn’t stand idly by while you implied a Freeper overlooked the God part who picked a non Rick candidate, which I would’ve felt badly if I had done.


36 posted on 03/25/2012 7:11:38 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette; Antoninus; Lazlo in PA
So why underline God, to livius?

Because, quite frankly, he and a few other prominent FR posters (all in the Gingrich camp) have been attacking "St. Rick, "Reverend Rick," etc. because he unabashedly talks about his religious faith when asked and is running on a social conservative platform.

And all I've seen on threads like these is a bunch of whining from the "fiscal" crowd about how social Conservatives, i.e. the "Faithful," are ruining the increasingly small election prospects for Gingrich. Heck, I've even seen the word "Evangelical" used as a pejorative here.

So, yeah, Livius and a whole bunch of other posters needed to be reminded that this board is all about God too and not just our resident arm chair economists who can't accept the fact that Santorum is beating the tar out of Gingrich in the primaries and caucuses.

37 posted on 03/25/2012 7:31:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: livius
Church and State are not the same.

That sounds like liberal talk...

38 posted on 03/25/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: txrangerette
Jim made it clear any were acceptable except Romney. Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Newt, Santorum, Perry.

Amen to that. Any conservative with a brain should have realized a long time ago Romney is the enemy within and rallied behind whoever could beat him. It's the failure to do so that is allowing him a path to the nomination.

39 posted on 03/25/2012 11:50:44 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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