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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:45 PM

Adelson drops tens of millions more to save the GOP Congress

Source: Politico

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Adelson drops tens of millions more to save the GOP Congress

By ALEX ISENSTADT and JAKE SHERMAN 10/11/2018 01:23 PM EDT

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is pumping tens of millions of dollars more into Republican Party coffers in an 11th-hour push to save their congressional majorities, according to two senior Republicans familiar with the donation.

The contributions were made to a pair of GOP super PACs tied to congressional Republicans, Senate Leadership Fund and Congressional Leadership Fund. They are expected to be reported in public filings with the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15.

The figures would almost certainly make Adelson, a close ally of President Donald Trump, the biggest GOP donor of the 2018 election cycle. Even before his most recent contributions, the 85-year-old mogul and his wife Miriam had given $25 million to the Senate super PAC and $30 million to the House super PAC.

The move comes as Democrats dominate the TV airwaves. The party has been buoyed by a turbocharged small-donor base that's flooded House candidates with millions of dollars in contributions. On top of that, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged to spend $80 million in the final weeks leading up to the midterm election, the vast majority of it to help Democrats seize control of the House.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/11/adelson-donations-gop-congress-894176



David Fahrenthold Retweeted

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WOW -- big @politicoalex & @JakeSherman scoop: Sheldon Adelson putting in tens of millions MORE in contributions in effort to save GOP in the midterms


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Reply Adelson drops tens of millions more to save the GOP Congress (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 11 OP
redstatebluegirl Oct 11 #1
MANative Oct 11 #2
Dave Starsky Oct 11 #11
rockfordfile Oct 11 #3
PaulX2 Oct 11 #4
saidsimplesimon Oct 11 #5
DownriverDem Oct 11 #6
JeaneRaye Oct 11 #13
IronLionZion Oct 12 #20
Bengus81 Oct 12 #24
turbinetree Oct 11 #7
JeaneRaye Oct 11 #8
lagomorph777 Oct 11 #10
C Moon Oct 11 #9
Dave Starsky Oct 11 #14
oberliner Oct 11 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 11 #12
BumRushDaShow Oct 11 #15
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 11 #16
BumRushDaShow Oct 12 #19
Snellius Oct 11 #18
Maxheader Oct 12 #21
Politicub Oct 12 #22
LakeSuperiorView Oct 12 #23
Bengus81 Oct 12 #25
underpants Oct 12 #26

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:47 PM

1. I honestly don't know how we fix this with the courts packed but we have to try in order to save

the republic.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:51 PM

2. Further proof that there is more than a little truth in the adage...

"Only the good die young."

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Response to MANative (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:20 PM

11. I used to think that saying was wrong.

I used to believe that we only THINK the good die young because we miss those people more, or because they just didn't "live long enough to become the villain", as Harvey Dent would say.

But evil bastards like Adelson, Cheney, etc., start out bad and just go on and on and on into advanced old age.

Maybe this life is a kind of hell or purgatory, and having to linger here is their punishment.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:53 PM

3. Need real investigation into this guy. Something's not right about him.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:53 PM

4. He Is Paying For Untrue Smear Ads Helping Dino Rossi In WA-08 - Pure Lies About Dr. Schrier

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

5. When did the private jet

land, loaded with briefcases full of casino money from Macau? Birds of a feather....

If those who know were to tell you what they know and who gave them access to the information about Las Vegas money laundering, their fate would be worse than Harry Reid's automobile "accident". imo (financial ruin and destruction of their reputation would be just the beginning)

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:56 PM

6. Is Sheldon Adelson

the repubs George Soros? I will remember his name for the next time repubs go on and on about Soros?

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:20 PM

13. Been around for awhile.

Check the link provided in the post after yours from Mother Jones magazine.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:59 AM

20. There are many on the repub side, like the Koch brothers, the Mercers

and many more

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:42 PM

24. Yep,he's the guy that Republicans NEVER talk about.......

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:59 PM

8. Die, already!

And here's hoping that the millions he dropped, will be forever lost to him. Why doesn't he just die? What a toad!

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Response to JeaneRaye (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:17 PM

10. Jabba the Hut is wasting his money. The Russiapublicans have screwed the pooch.

They've thrown everything they have into pissing us off and making sure Dems show up to the polls. I don't know why they thought that would be a good idea.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:09 PM

9. I wonder if it's really his money, or if it's coming from some other unAmerican source.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:35 PM

14. Who knows? Does it really make any difference?

Tens of millions of dollars is an enormous faucet of money that only the American uberrich or Russia oligarchs can easily afford, and their goal is the very same: to turn this once-great country--a shining "city on a hill"--into a hardscrabble, dirt poor nation like so many other countries in this world. That's what will make the USA truly "competitive".

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Response to C Moon (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:36 PM

17. Why would you think that?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:28 PM

12. Isn't it about time for your dirt nap Adelson?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:48 PM

15. Bloomberg is higher on the Forbes 400 list than Adelson.

Bloomberg is #10 and Adelson is #15.

(Soros is way down at #60)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:07 PM

16. If the checks he sends me are any indication, I don't see how George Soros

will be able to remain at the number 60 position for much longer.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:12 AM

19. I am surprised he is even charting at all

given all the millions and millions spent on the tens of thousands of paid protestors!!!111!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:55 PM

18. What a waste of good hard-earned boodle!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 07:08 AM

21. Hope his tires go flat...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 07:57 AM

22. Keep wasting your money, you decrepit POS

No amount of TV ads will stop the blue wave.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:20 AM

23. Time to pass a "Flat Contribution" law.

No person, including corporate "person"s, should be able to donate more than X dollars to political campaigns.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:46 PM

25. Hell Brett thinks ANY limit on campaign contributions is unconstitutional.........

Watch how long it takes that ANGRY DRUNK and his other SCOTUS goons to decide that it is and clear the way for the rich to really buy elections legally.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:04 PM

26. I'm pretty sure some of that is flooding into Dave Brat

He is stomping the airwaves and YouTube pre-ads

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