Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vegas or bust for Republicans

Vegas or bust for¬†RepublicansBy Richard Johnson  April 4, 2014 |Modal Trigger<<  The Las Vegas strip Photo: Getty Images

Las Vegas has a big advantage over the other five cities hoping to host the Republican National Convention in 2016: Sheldon Adelson.

Adelson — the owner of the Las Vegas Sands (which operates resorts and casinos all over the world, including the Venetian and the Palazzo in Vegas) — has a net worth of $40 billion, and he donated $100 million in 2012 to the campaigns of Newt Gingrich and then Mitt Romney.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich took his expansion request to the controlling board after the General Assembly did not act on it.“Sheldon is adamant that the GOP must go to Vegas,” said one source. Some GOPers fear that if Adelson doesn’t get his way, he’ll give a couple hundred million dollars to the Democrats just for spite.

The other five cities in contention are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver and Kansas City.

Evangelical Christians oppose “Sin City” for the GOP party, saying it sends the wrong message, but Adelson “doesn’t want to hear it,” said my source.

Adelson, 80, hosted the four-day Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Vegas a week ago, drawing potential presidential candidates Jeb Bush and governors Chris Christie of New Jersey, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

Politico reported that Adelson quipped that he couldn’t oblige a request from the RJC for a $50 million contribution because the group’s executive director, Matt Brooks, didn’t have change for $1 billion.


  1. Las Vegas steals water and recycles the water into the City as a contamination of what water really is. Now when we're in our 'body' a percentage of 90Plus water, then we know the toxic wasteland made to look like a fantasy empire, is in reality, a toxic wasteland.

    Israel is about DIVERSITY? Where is diversity in the Republican Convention for POTUS#45?

  2. Americans, Russia said, need to do YOGA, EAT HEALTHY, and then the obvious -- STOP THE METZITZAH B'PEH practice that the Adelson cult use to enslave their offspring into truly criminally insane thinking, clearly!