Adelson Gives Trump Super PAC a Relatively Paltry Sum of $5 Million; More Generous Supporting Rs for House and Senate


Conservative megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have committed roughly $45 million so far to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and downballot Republicans’ attempt to control Congress, according to a person familiar with Adelson’s thinking.

The billionaire on Tuesday will disclose having given $20 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC linked to George W. Bush hand Karl Rove and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
A check of a similar size is expected to go to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a similar super PAC focused on the House of Representatives.
And to back Trump, a donation of at least $5 million is likely headed to the political operation helmed by the Ricketts family, who are expected to finally spend their fortunes on Trump as well. Other cash may be routed to Ricketts-led nonprofit groups that are not required to disclose the funders.
By contrast, Gingrich and Romney super pacs each saw north of $10 million in 2012, with Adelson and his wife contriubuting somewhere between $98 and $150 million helping Republicans in 2012.
This plutocrat at least seems unenthused with Trump. (Maybe it is the support from white supremacists and neo-Nazis.  I don’t know.)
And another thing. If Trump were a multi-billionaire shouldn’t he have hit $100 million to his own campaign by now?
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