Top Super-PAC Donor Says Newt ‘At The End Of His Line’

Newt Gingrich speech 2 SC 300x199 Top Super PAC donor says Newt At the end of his line

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who has been the primary source of funding for Winning Our Future, the super-PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, says the candidate is “at the end of his line.”

“It appears as though he’s at the end of his — at the end of his line,” Adelson told a Jewish leadership conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, according to a report in the Jewish Journal. “ ‘Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can’t get anywhere near the numbers, and there’s not — unlikely there’ll be a brokered convention.”

Adelson and his family have donated more than $16 million to the Gingrich super-PAC to date, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, with the most recent contribution of $5.5 million coming in late February.
At the time, many speculated that it was the last cash the super-PAC would see from its largest donor, and Wednesday’s comments, coupled with Gingrich’s sinking campaign, bolster that view.

Other comments made by Adelson, though, make it seem unlikely that he’ll use his wealth to back any of the other candidates, at least for now. Adelson said of Rick Santorum, “I don’t want him running my country,” and said that Mitt Romney is “not the bold decisionmaker like Newt Gingrich is.”

Read More at The Hill. By Jonathan Easley.

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