GOP Megadonor Miriam Adelson Staying Out of '24 Primary (Newsmax)
By Theodore Bunker | Wednesday, 12 October 2022 02:52 PM EDT
Miriam Adelson, a longtime major fundraiser for the Republican Party, has no plans to get involved in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, Politico reports.
Two sources told the outlet that Adelson, the widow of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, has talked to multiple potential candidates in the past year to inform them that she has no plans to take part in the primary, no matter who runs. Politico noted Adelson spoke with former President Donald Trump, Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Adelson and her husband contributed over half a billion dollars to Republican campaigns and causes over the last decade, according to Politico, and she has reportedly been flooded with requests for meetings. The Adelsons supported former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign in 2012 and sat out the 2016 primary, though they did spend more than $100 million to help Trump once he became the GOP nominee, and they supported his 2020 campaign as well.
Forbes reports Adelson donated $10 million to a Republican super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, this year ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.