Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:05 PM
Indi Guy (3,071 posts)
Shadow Money Group (supporting Romney) Discloses Adelson Donation...
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A little-known non-profit (New American Energy Opportunity Foundation) with ties to the oil and gas industry that has recently begun attacking President Barack Obama for restricting America's "energy opportunity" revealed late last week that it is receiving substantial funding from Sheldon Adelson, the casino owner who has dumped tens of millions of dollars into outside spending groups this election year...
...on Oct. 19, the New American Energy Opportunity Foundation, a 501(c)(4) group, made a filing with the FEC that actually disclosed the funder of a new series of radio commercials.
According to the group's report, which you can see here, the organization paid Marketel Media, of Temecula, Cal., nearly $800,000 for the production and placement of a radio ad on &amp;quot;energy independence issues.&amp;quot; The filing shows that every dime of the advertisements' cost was paid for by Adelson. The Center for Responsive Politics was not able to locate a copy of the advertisement, but the group's website indicates that the organization's main issue is reducing restrictions on drilling for gas and oil in the United States.
A video posted on the group's YouTube account makes it very clear that President Barack Obama is the true target of the ad -- and that Romney is the group's solution...
Read more: http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/10/shadow-money-group-discloses-adelso.html
Sheldon Adelson, Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp, is pictured after attending U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's foreign policy remarks at Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Jerusalem, July 29, 2012.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Las Vegas Sands Corp, controlled by billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, is the target of a federal investigation into possible violations of U.S. money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
The Los Angeles U.S. attorney's office is looking into the casino company's handling of the receipt of millions of dollars from a Mexican businessman, later indicted in the United States for drug trafficking, and a former California businessman, later convicted of taking illegal kickbacks, the Journal said, citing lawyers and others involved in the matter... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/las-vegas-sands-target-u-172739813.html
LAS VEGAS — At the Republican National Convention in Tampa last month, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson got high-fives from strangers; entertained Karl Rove, Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki in his well-stocked luxury box; ate dinner with House Speaker John Boehner; and had a private meeting with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Last week, Adelson got a front-row seat — and a shout-out from Mitt Romney — at a $1 million campaign fundraiser at a Vegas casino. Paul Ryan held a private meeting with Adelson four days after being named Romney’s running mate... http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81588.html
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Shadow Money Group (supporting Romney) Discloses Adelson Donation... (Original post)
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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:44 AM
Indi Guy (3,071 posts)
6. Adelson is a billionaire...
Tens & even hundreds of millions of dollars are small change to him, and he passes this money out liberally to all who will take it, and further his interests.
The fact that Adelson's against Obama should alone be reason enough for any clear thinker to vote for Barack.
Response to Indi Guy (Original post)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:06 AM
McCamy Taylor (13,710 posts)
2. I knew it! Casino is best way to launder dirty money. Is why no casino
should be allowed to finance a political campaign. Too easy for a mob (US or foreign) to use the casino as a channel to buy a candidate.
Romney is owned by the Mexican mob! His number one goal---keep pot illegal.
Response to Indi Guy (Reply #8)
Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:06 AM
davidpdx (8,809 posts)
12. I'm not very familiar with them either, but if they are advocating for Romney
That could be a problem. They are allowed to advocate for an issue, but not a candidate from what I understand.
Response to davidpdx (Reply #12)
Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:08 PM
Indi Guy (3,071 posts)
13. The OP article explains...
"... if a donor just gives a certain amount of the group and doesn't specify how they want the money spent, there is no obligation to disclose. Apparently, in this case, Adelson specified he wanted the money spent for this series of radio ads."