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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sheldon Adelson donates to Rabbi Shmuley

Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson have donated $500,000 to a SuperPAC supporting the campaign of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Rabbi Boteach is running for Congress as a Republican in New Jersey's 9th Congressional district.
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, among the top donors to the Republican machine this election, is also now the top giver – along with his wife – to the New Jersey congressional race of the reality-TV rabbi, Shmuley Boteach.

Mr. Adelson, who runs the Las Vegas Sands international gaming empire, and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, who runs the Adelson drug clinic, have each given $250,000, or $500,000 total, to a new independent super PAC called the Patriot Prosperity PAC, according to people close to the Adelsons and the PAC.

Patriot Prosperity is supporting Mr. Boteach, who is running as a Republican, against eight-term Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. in a newly redrawn district in northern New Jersey.


“I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country,” said Mr. Boteach in a statement through his spokesman. The Adelsons previously have given directly to Mr. Boteach’s campaign. The $500,000 donation to the new super PAC “is a game-changer, and I suspect there will be many more like it,” said Mr. Boteach.
I sure hope there are more donations like it, but I plan to vote for Boteach either way (that's the district in which I vote).

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