Adelsons donate to PAC supporting Boteach campaign

By JTA
August 21, 2012 20:30

 
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Casino mogul and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife have contributed to an independent super PAC to support Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's congressional candidacy.

Adelson and his wife, Miriam, each gave $250,000 to a new independent super political action committee, the Patriot Prosperity PAC, which is supporting Boteach's New Jersey congressional run in a newly redrawn voting district against Democratic US Rep. Bill Pascrell, an eight-term incumbent, The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday, citing "people close to the Adelsons and the PAC."

The Adelsons previously have given directly to the Boteach campaign, according to the newspaper. Sheldon Adelson and Boteach are also personal friends, as well as mutual acquaintances with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the newspaper reported.

Through political action committees, Adelson and his wife have funneled $10 million toward presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s election effort, after spending an equal amount on the failed campaign of Newt Gingrich. Adelson has said he’s willing to spend up to $100 million to defeat US President Barack Obama.

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