Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and enthusiastic Israeli supporter, is expected to have written about Two people said that there was a check of $250 million to support Donald Trump, Republican Senate and House of Representatives, and conservative reasons Republican sources of fundraising are familiar with the spending plans of large donors.
According to the Political Center for Non-Party Response, as of October 1
Since the end of summer, when Adelson began to raise funds for the new pro-Trump super bank (Preserve America), 87-year-old Adelson and his wife have injected 75 million into their coffers The dollar makes it a leading financier.
So far, Preserve America has raised 83.8 million U.S. dollars and has been placing ads to attack Democrat Joe Biden because it is “too weak to lead the United States.”
Sources said that Adelson held regular talks with Trump. The close ties between his wife and Trump were mainly based on their similar views on pro-Israel and hawkish Middle East policies.
The Trump administration has made Adelson and other conservatives happy by moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump officials have taken a hardline stance against Iran by repealing the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Tehran. And other countries seek help to recognize Israel.
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson also donated $50 million to the Super Senate, which is managed by close allies of Mitch McConnell and has raised so far Up $308 million will control the House of Representatives in the hands of the Republican Party.
Adelson’s net worth is estimated by Forbes to be nearly $32 billion. He has long been the top bank lender of the Republican Jewish League. He is a conservative pro-Israel lobbying group on the board.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is expected to spend a record $10 million to attract Jewish voters in several battlefield states, including Florida and Pennsylvania. The organization hopes that its advertising and aggressive work will help Trump win again. Because he was in 2016
In addition, Adelson has also funded some Senate allies for Super Pacs, who are facing tough games, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Israel’s firm Supporters. The couple has donated $1 million to their relative Graham Parker (Graham pac).
The Adelsons also injected $40 million into the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC supporting Republican candidates in the House of Representatives. Pac’s fundraising activities depend largely on former Senator Norm Coleman, who is known for his close ties with Adelson.
According to data from the Center for Response Politics (CRP), in 2018, the Adelsons spent a total of $124 million on Super Patches, campaign committees and candidates.
The Adelsons usually donate most of their money late in the election cycle, and historically they have mixed publicly disclosed checks, while others donated to secret dark money companies.
Two sources who stated that Adelson’s total expenditures will reach 250 million U.S. dollars did not confirm the whereabouts of tens of millions of U.S. dollars or whether these funds have been donated to non-profit black money organizations that do not require public disclosure.
As Trump continues to lag behind Biden in national and most battlefield state polls, and Biden’s campaign fundraising has surpassed Trump in recent months, Adelson’s late donation frenzy this year has arrived.
CRP data shows that this election cycle is the second largest donor after Adelsons. It is the New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. He spent US$107 million, of which the largest Part of it was used in advertising in Florida to help Biden.
Even with the casino empire extending from Las Vegas to Asia, due to the pandemic, this year’s income has fallen sharply, and Adelson still made huge donations. As originally reported by Bloomberg, Adelson has recently begun to sell his two Vegas casinos and an expo center (possibly for $6 billion) to focus on his Macau and Singapore casinos, which have spawned in recent years. A higher income.
Since taking office, Trump has diligently expressed support to Adelson and his wife. In early 2020, Trump hired Adelson as a member of the Business Committee, which should provide guidance on how to reopen the country. In 2018, Trump awarded Miriam the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In January, the Adelsons came to Washington and asked the White House to formally announce Trump’s much-touted Middle East peace plan. Trump called it the “deal of the century,” but Palestinian leaders and most Arab countries believed that it would be good for Israel. It’s too advantageous.
Trump’s cultivation of casino billionaires also took place at a private gathering in Las Vegas where Washington and the Adelsonians live.
In May 2018, the day before Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, Adelson came to Washington to meet with Trump and include Mike Pence and the then National Security Advisor John · Senior officials including John Bolton held a private meeting. Have contact with Adelson.
But Trump’s efforts to win Aderson conflict with his repeated campaign promises to “drain the swamp of Washington” to contain the influence of big donors and lobbyists.
Sheila Krumholz, head of CRP, said: “When ordinary large donors line up for elections, they promise to change Washington’s culture in some way or the’drained swamps’ disappear.” “This is Seasonal amnesia.”