Billionaire Adelson, wife give new $10 million to Romney “Super PAC”

October 28, 2012

Billionaire Adelson, wife give new  million to Romney

Top Republican donor Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave $ 10 million to the “Super PAC” backup Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October, said she hoped “level playing field” with the Democrats in the elections of 6 November.

In a year of unprecedented campaign contributions, Adelson and his wife Miriam raised above the rest.

The billionaire chairman of 79 years, Las Vegas Sands Corp, Adelson has emerged as the greatest patron of the Republican Party in the 2012 campaign, in which at least $ 47 million in the treasury with the Republicans woman.

Adel Sons gave $ 5 million to pro-Romney PAC Restore Our Future knowledge that about half of the money raised from October 1 to 17, according to the Federal Election Commission documents published Thursday. Deposits are the notes for the last 6 elections in November.

In a statement released Thursday, the Nobility Sons said they used their “privileges” of the freedom of expression to the millions of dollars by President Barack Obama and the contributions of the liberal billionaire George counteract Soros and the unions.

“Our family felt an obligation to help level the playing field by supporting candidates and causes the other side of the equation,” said the statement from the holder word Sands.

A series of lawsuits in the United States in recent years have shone a spotlight on political spending as a form of freedom of expression.

Decisions generated super PACs, outside groups that can raise and spend unlimited funds but can not formally coordinated with official campaigns.

Soros, a billionaire financier, held the previous record donation policy with $ 27.5 million contributed to the Democrats in 2004. In October, Soros gave $ 1 million to the pro-Obama Super PAC.

The Nobility Sons

also donated super PACs help Republicans in Congress. They were the main financiers behind the party convention in Tampa, Florida in late August

In the Republican primary, the Nobility Sons use their wealth to Romney to attack. They gave an increase of $ 20 million to presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who won the primary in South Carolina.

The Nobility Sons

Romney became donors in June, when Obama was the candidate Republican challenger.

Adelson Forbes estimated fortune of $ 20.5 billion.

In September, Adelson told Politico he plans to spend up to $ 100 million, or “what it takes” to defeat Obama.

Adelson is giving $ 20 million to $ 30 million in fundraising groups that do not require their employees to disclose, according to Politico.

Adelson also has its contribution to the pressure for better defense of the United States to the sovereignty of Israel. He is director of the Republican Jewish Coalition calls on Israel and the Obama administration’s position too soft.

In the 2008 presidential campaign earlier, Adelson is a much smaller donor, giving about $ 100,000 to Republican candidates and parties are, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a non partisan group to track expenses.

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