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Wrong Street Candidate

Mitt Romney may be financed by Wall Street, but it could be worse. The Las Vegas casino owner who has almost singlehandedly financed Newt Gingrich’s surge in South Carolina by donating $10 million (and promising even more) to Newt Gingrich’s super PAC “Winning our Future” is being investigated by the Department of Justice and the SEC for violating federal bribery laws and for ties to Chinese organized crime. Sheldon Adelson is the founder and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, which also owns casinos in China. Adelson is the 8th richest man in America.

Super PACs, of course, were made possible by the Supreme Court decision in Citizen’s United.

© Matt Wuerker



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Sounds to me as though Adelson is circulating the money from China back into the United States. Balance of trade.

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6:51 am | Permalink
  2. Patricia wrote:

    Well, I’m sorry to see that the Newt if falling behond Romney — he would have been easier to beat (well, we continue to hope so, anyway!)

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  3. Arthanyel wrote:

    Even though Mitt won in Florida, his vote total was still behind the total of Gingrich and Santorum. Conservatives still hate Romney.

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Actually, I read a few days ago that one survey showed that if Santorum were not in the race, his supporters would divide evenly between Romney and Gingrich. So there are at least some Conservatives who hate Gingrich more than they hate Romney.

    But it is certainly not true that Santorum is taking votes away from Gingrich.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 12:43 am | Permalink