Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate identified by Forbes as one of America’s wealthiest people, has provided $10 million to a SuperPAC that is backing Mitt Romney for President, according to published reports.
The news organizations reporting this contribution to the “Restore our Future” PAC are relying on unnamed sources.
The Wall Street Journal says Restore Our Future would not confirm the donation, but cites “people with knowledge of the matter.” The Journal also reports that Adelson’s big issue is support for Israel: He wants a President who is more strongly pro-Israel than Barack Obama.
The Los Angeles Times reports that its Washington bureau checked out the Wall Street Journal’s report and confirmed that it was accurate, but LAT got no official confirmation either.
Adelson helped provide a big chunk of Newt Gingrich’s PAC money before the former House Speaker’s own presidential campaign fizzled.