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Republican donor expected to provide $10 million to Gingrich SuperPAC
CNN Politics ^ | February 17, 2012 | Kevin Bohn

Posted on 02/17/2012 8:47:16 AM PST by red flanker

Washington (CNN) - In a move that could again dramatically shake up the Republican primary race, billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is expected to donate an additional $10 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, a source with knowledge of the donation told CNN.

That contribution is expected soon, before the end of the month, the source said. The timing is important because Gingirch, whose campaign has been lagging, is hoping to do well in several of the upcoming Super Tuesday states that vote on March 6 to boost his effort. His allies will need that money to be in a position to help. Because ten states go to the polls on that one day, money is key in order to do well.

Such a large gift will give Winning Our Future a major financial shot in the arm and will help it narrow the financial disparity it has with the super PACs supporting Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Both of those groups are up with major TV ad buys while Winning Our Future is up with several radio ad campaigns.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adelson; adelson4newt; adelson4romney; campaign; campaignmoney; gingrich; haymsalomon; money; newt; newtgingrich; pacs; patriot; sheldonadelson; smallgovernment
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Newt just raised several million on his west coast swing and now this megamillion injection will boost his chances on taking a lion's share of delegates on Super Tueday.

Down the stretch, Newt will rocket past Limousine Liberal Romney.


1 posted on 02/17/2012 8:47:22 AM PST by red flanker
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To: red flanker

Excellent. Hammer away at Mittens!


2 posted on 02/17/2012 8:49:38 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: red flanker

Too bad he didn’t have this cash infusion during Florida. We could be looking at a far different race right now. I hope Newt’s S-PAC can put it to good use and finally eliminate Romney.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 8:55:55 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: red flanker

Sheldon Adelson is supposed to be the world’s richest Jew.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 8:56:44 AM PST by wideminded
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To: red flanker
And if the rumors are correct, Romney is running short of cash.

Hammer time!

5 posted on 02/17/2012 8:57:30 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: red flanker

This is probably GOOD news for the Romney Campaign. Santorum had all the momentum and was threatening Romney everywhere. If Newt gets this money it can only serve to hurt Santorum and divide the anti-Romney vote.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 9:02:12 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Actually, the major media and GOP dinosaur establishment would love to have Romney and Santorum as number one and number two running against Obama.

Newt has been the target and smeared by the media because he has accomplished more against the Rats than Romney and Santorum combined.
7 posted on 02/17/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by red flanker
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To: FerociousRabbit

He did have this cash in Florida. Newt was running super PAC ads in Florida with the casino guy’s funds. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is now a total of 20 million from this guy.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 9:15:04 AM PST by Allon
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To: red flanker

Now what payback does he want? I like my candidates broke and without chains. That way they will represent me.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 9:15:11 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

>> This is probably GOOD news for the Romney Campaign

Santorum and his supporters initiated all that “GOOD news for the Romney Campaign”.

Go Newt!


10 posted on 02/17/2012 9:15:29 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“This is probably GOOD news for the Romney Campaign. Santorum had all the momentum and was threatening Romney everywhere. If Newt gets this money it can only serve to hurt Santorum and divide the anti-Romney vote.”

It depends. I think the smartest move for team Gingrich would be to carpet bomb Romney only and remove him from consideration as a viable candidate. Then Newt and Santorum can go head to head giving Newt one last shot.

If Newt goes solely after Santorum (or Romney AND Santorum)he is atually no better off. It is still a three man race, where he is trailing, which doesn’t narrow the field. At best, it returns to the conservatives splittng the Not Romney vote and does Gingrich no good.

Newt needs to destroy Romney ASAP. By “destroy” I mean DESTROY.

Then again, I am not paid political consultant so what do I know?


11 posted on 02/17/2012 9:17:05 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Isn’t this the gambling millionaire that thinks Santorum would block some scheme of his?


12 posted on 02/17/2012 9:18:16 AM PST by conejo99
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To: red flanker

>> Actually, the major media and GOP dinosaur establishment would love to have Romney and Santorum as number one and number two running against Obama.

Correct, and the Santorum hubris may realize that inevitability.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 9:20:00 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Allon

No, he had cash from Adleson in Florida but he did not have that cash AND this cash. If he had that cash AND this cash in Florida then he may have been able to fight back a little more effectively. Granted, Newt made several mistakes after SC but the scorched-earth campaign of Romney wasn’t something he could fight with the money he had at the time.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 9:22:05 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: FerociousRabbit

I thought he had ten million from Adleson prior to this infusion, before and during Florida.


15 posted on 02/17/2012 9:23:57 AM PST by Allon
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

“Excellent. Hammer away at Mittens!”

This is great! Mitt backed out of the GA debate because he figured Newt was toast and out of money. Mitt figured he could run from Newt’s superior debate powers and now he looks like the coward he is.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 9:39:10 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: red flanker

In some of the polls on the Real Clear Politics website Rick Santorum is moving up in some of the polls in Georgia.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 9:43:18 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: red flanker

2012 Delegate Tracker
Romney 123
Santorum 72
Gingrich 32
Paul 19
Huntsman (out) 2

1,144 needed - source: WSJ

(Anybody but Mittens, for sure, (well, not Paul) but right now the delegate numbers and the momentum favor Santorum - until the Drive-Bys launch on him I’m sure)


18 posted on 02/17/2012 9:44:12 AM PST by golas1964 (Obama must be defeated in 2012)
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To: RoosterRedux

Who the hell would financially back Mitt besides Soros?

If he’s getting low on funds, then maybe his “better half” will put a stop to his run, like in 2008, before he spends all their money.

For Newt, if Adelson is throwing in another $10 Mill, guess I can again do my part to keep Mitt and Santorn’em from leading by default. Its down to nutcutin time, if Rick somehow gets the Nom, we are toast as he can’t figure out how to keep from biting the contraception bait from the left.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 9:47:08 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: Allon

Thinking he backed $5Mil on SuperPac last time. Mitt spent $20 Mil + on Newt mud in FLA.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 9:50:18 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: golas1964

The REAL delegate count (actually pledged), as per the RNC:

Romney 73
Gingrich 29
Paul 8
Santorum 3
Huntsman 2


21 posted on 02/17/2012 9:55:26 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: X-spurt
CBS is reporting that he already gave 11 million to Newt's super PAC. This brings the total to 21 million.

“Adleson and his family have already given $11 million to “Winning our Future,” the super PAC backing Gingrich. The group, which bombarded the airwaves in South Carolina last month ahead of the primary there, is largely credited with helping Gingrich win in the Palmetto state.

The latest $10 million cash injection would raise the Adelson family's contribution to $21 million, and a different source close to Adelson said he is prepared to drop another $4 million for a total of $25 million. “

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57380147-503544/gingrich-to-get-another-$10-million-from-casino-backer-sources/

22 posted on 02/17/2012 10:00:37 AM PST by Allon
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To: red flanker

Since this contrasts with previous reports that Adelson wasn’t planning further donations to the SuperPAC, what changed?


23 posted on 02/17/2012 10:05:06 AM PST by DNA.2012
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To: FerociousRabbit

The best way to end Romney’s chance at the nomination is to show video of Liberal Romney.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 10:08:49 AM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Josh Painter

Follow the money. My take is, Rick won’t play with Adelson, but both Newt and Mittens will in terms of keeping online gambling illegal. Adelson now thinks Newt has a better shot of
both the primary and against zero, and if he takes Perry as VP, maybe the casino market in TX can open up a little.

What do you think Adelson’s thinking?


25 posted on 02/17/2012 10:10:48 AM PST by txhurl
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To: onyx

Yes. Thank you, Lord.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 10:16:52 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
This is probably GOOD news for the Romney Campaign. Santorum had all the momentum and was threatening Romney everywhere. If Newt gets this money it can only serve to hurt Santorum and divide the anti-Romney vote.

Conservatives have to keep Newt alive, Santorum voters choose Romney as their second choice, this is a race between Romney, a 2008 Romney supporter and possible Romney veep, and Gingrich.

27 posted on 02/17/2012 10:50:13 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: freeangel

Romney is not debating Newt in GA?

Newt should ignore Santorum and stay with the positive message. Let Romney swing away at Santorum.

Santorum’s biggest negative is himself. The more he speaks the more you’ll get bored and vote for someone else.


28 posted on 02/17/2012 10:55:23 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: ex-snook

I’m new, so my opinion may not count for much.But it’s possible that he likes Newt’s strong pro-Israel stance. He may be willing to go toe-to-toe with anti-Israel George Soros.(Just thinking.)


29 posted on 02/17/2012 10:55:42 AM PST by BoonieFromWinstonCo
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To: red flanker
dramatically shake up the Republican primary race

when was it ever stable with one clear consistent winner? Besides, this is just wasted money, Newt won't win

30 posted on 02/17/2012 10:58:06 AM PST by wallcrawlr
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To: Allon

Isn’t this the same guy the MSM was reporting to be pulling out just this past Monday?


31 posted on 02/17/2012 10:59:15 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: red flanker

Sequence of events:

• Adelson sees Newt falling in polls after FL.

• Newt delivers barnburner speech at CPAC

• MSM reports Adelson cuts funding

• Individual Newt donations skyrocket

• Adelson gets back in game

This is how I see it


32 posted on 02/17/2012 11:07:42 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: ex-snook
"Now what payback does he want?"

NO internet gambling bill.

33 posted on 02/17/2012 11:08:06 AM PST by StAnDeliver ("We will not comply.")
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To: red flanker
Dear Newt, my hero...

Jackpot!

Love, Rick.


34 posted on 02/17/2012 11:09:14 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Allon

Just think of those nobama 96% voters who have given away da welfare money to Las Vegas and now a bit of it is coming back to bite em through Newt’s SuperPac!

Just got this from Romney Campaign, asking for $5 bucks! Yeah $5 BUCKS!! The new Mutt Lotto.

Dear Hopey Changey,(my greeting)
There have been about 20 debates this election. And before every one, I still feel the nervous excitement as I sit in the audience.

Now it’s your turn to experience it in person.

By donating $5, you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to be Mitt’s VIP guest at the GOP debate in Arizona.

Enter Here for Debate Night in Arizona

We’ll take care of getting you to the debate in Mesa, Arizona. From there, you’ll attend the debate with my son Craig, and later join and meet Mitt and Cindy McCain at a VIP reception.

We’re excited to share this opportunity with supporters like you. We love meeting you on the trail and feeling your energy and excitement for Mitt’s campaign.

Over the course of the election, these debates have provided some pivotal moments. And despite my bias, I’m sure you’ll agree that Mitt has been incredible on the debate stage the last few months. So join us for an unforgettable experience!

Donate $5 today to be automatically entered for the chance to attend the Arizona GOP debate and VIP reception with Craig and Mitt.

Thanks and good luck.

Ann Romney

All I can tell Ann is “if we have any good luck, Mitt won’t get the nom ination”.


35 posted on 02/17/2012 11:10:22 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: FerociousRabbit

This could have been the biggest ‘Game Changer’ in the race.

“We intend to change Washington, not accommodate it”

http://www.newt.org/news/livestream-newt-speaks-cpac-2012


36 posted on 02/17/2012 11:12:26 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: DNA.2012
"Since this contrasts with previous reports that Adelson wasn’t planning further donations to the SuperPAC, what changed?"

"Just last week, the media was reporting on private meetings between Mitt Romney & Adelson, allegedly to get him to stop backing Gingrich. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Adelson is going to pump $10 million to a Gingrich super PAC to go after Santorum on Super Tuesday."

37 posted on 02/17/2012 11:16:30 AM PST by StAnDeliver ("We will not comply.")
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To: Java4Jay

This could have been the biggest ‘Game Changer’ in the race.

“We intend to change Washington, not accommodate it”

Newt gave a great speech at CPAC. Unfortunately, he was overshadowed by the Media gasping at Romney’s dominating win in the straw poll. After busing in all of his supporters what else would anyone expect?


38 posted on 02/17/2012 11:18:36 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: FerociousRabbit

I witnessed the same thing but anybody paying attention can clearly see Newt’s and Sarah’s speeches were the story of the day.


39 posted on 02/17/2012 11:25:23 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: X-spurt
Who the hell would financially back Mitt besides Soros?

The LDS would...and it is RICH!

40 posted on 02/17/2012 11:33:38 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: FerociousRabbit

The 2012 CPAC straw poll win by Romney is no different than the 2011 win by Paul. Both were rigged, the results did not reflect the true national sense of conservative voters.


41 posted on 02/17/2012 11:35:26 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: lonevoice

Go Newt!


42 posted on 02/17/2012 11:46:47 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: red flanker

This is good news for America. This increases the chances that all will remain in the race and that a brokered convention looks a little more possible. I am with Newt all the way and I won’t change with the wind. I would like it to get to the convention though just to see if anyone else would step up to the plate. In my heart, I know that Gingrich is the best of whats left and that he would give his all to do the right things for America.


43 posted on 02/17/2012 11:50:42 AM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Yes! This is the best news that’s come out of the past few weeks.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 12:28:13 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: All

Has anyone else received Freepmail from a “Donald Duk” trashing Newt? I checked for posting history; there is none. Just wondering if this kind of thing is ignored or if the Mods prefer to be notified.


45 posted on 02/17/2012 12:48:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yeah, I got one too.


46 posted on 02/17/2012 1:37:09 PM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

Okay, thanks.


47 posted on 02/17/2012 1:48:10 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yep! Forgot about the folks with gold plated office entrance in downtown SLC.

Then again they’re pretty “conservstive” with THEIR money.


48 posted on 02/17/2012 6:26:30 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

If Newt gets this money it can only serve to hurt Santorum and divide the anti-Romney vote.
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And, that hurts in “Winner-take-All” states. But, thankfully, there are some states that divvy out the delegates “proportionately”. That’s why Newt keeps saying he’s in this thing until the Convention.


49 posted on 02/18/2012 6:04:19 AM PST by no dems (I can't back Santorum anymore. He's so frickin' out of touch with the real world.)
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To: X-spurt; All

Who the hell would financially back Mitt besides Soros?
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The Super Pacs backing Newt and Rick need to play, and replay, that clip where George Soros is saying that there is not all that much difference between Romney and Obama. Play it in every State having a Primary until the Convention. Play it over and over and over and.............


50 posted on 02/18/2012 6:10:40 AM PST by no dems (I can't back Santorum anymore. He's so frickin' out of touch with the real world.)
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