Antisemitism in the US is on the rise - what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it?
Adelson gives $5m. to Super PAC backing Gingrich
ByJTA
January 9, 2012 17:11
Jewish billionaire made donation to keep republican candidate competitive in S. Carolina primary, 'Washington Post' reports.
Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson 311 R. (photo credit:Reuters)

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Adelson gave the money on Jan. 6 to Winning Our Future, an independent committee, or Super PAC, run by former Gingrich associates.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
2009: Ron Paul cites 'tragedy of Gaza'
Adelson donates $25m. to Yad Vashem
Gingrich calls Palestinians an 'invented' people

An unnamed source close to Adelson, a longtime Republican donor, told the newspaper that the billionaire planned to spend another $5 million during the campaign.

The first $5 million check is meant to keep Gingrich competitive in the Jan. 21 primary in South Carolina, according to the newspaper.

Adelson and his wife have given the maximum $2,500 to Gingrich's campaign.

Super PACs can raise unlimited sums from corporations, unions and other groups, as well as individuals, and indirectly support a political candidate.

Adelson, chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., is worth more than $21 billion, according to Forbes magazine. He is a major giver to Birthright Israel, which provides free 10-day trips to Israel for Jews aged 18 to 26.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • sheldon adelson
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    london attack
    March 24, 2017
    Who was London attacker Khalid Masood?

    By REUTERS

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 10 - 24
      Beer Sheva
      12 - 20
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 8 - 18
      Jerusalem
      11 - 20
      Haifa
    • 14 - 26
      Elat
      11 - 24
      Tiberias