Gingrich donor is casino mogul, Israeli hardliner

ATLANTA (AP) -- He's an ardent supporter of Israel and a megabillionaire casino mogul whose empire is under federal investigation. And he's the self-proclaimed "richest Jew in the world."

Sheldon Adelson is also, far and away, the biggest patron of Newt Gingrich's surging presidential bid.

Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have pumped $10 million into a political action committee backing Gingrich. Campaign finance experts say the two $5 million contributions are among the largest known political donations in U.S. history.

No other candidate in the race for president appears to be relying so heavily on a single donor. It's been made possible by last year's Supreme Court ruling that recast the political landscape by stripping away restrictions on contributions.


JimFisher 3 years, 7 months ago


This article shows decidedly anti-Jewish tendencies on your part. To start with, the title of the article accuses him of being "Israeli" (& by inference, not American). Mr Adelson, even according to you, was born in Massachusetts, which makes him American. You are obviously trying to inflame hatred of Adelson by using the phrase "richest Jew in the World" in your opening paragraph. The following quote from your article continues this bent of yours in its very derisive tone: "His rags-to-riches story as the son of poor Ukrainian immigrants in Dorchester, Mass., is well-known lore in the pro-Israeli circles he inhabits and where his philanthropy is legendary". "Lore" infers "fable". "inhabits" infers disdain on your part. Perhaps it would help if you stuck to the facts of a story & at least made the attempt to withhold the injection of your own bigotry.


Jim Fisher dafishs1@comcast.net


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