Adelson, Top Republican Donor, Won’t Endorse Until 2016: Aide

Sheldon Adelson, the top individual donor in 2012 presidential race whose family put ~$93M into 2012 presidential race, won’t endorse a candidate until next year, Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz reports.

  • Andy Abboud, Adelson’s top political adviser: “Any support of a presidential candidate is at least a year away"; remarks came in context of question about Adelson’s participation in March 3 fundraiser for S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential exploratory group
  • NOTE: Adelson and family backed Newt Gingrich in 2012 primary before switching to Mitt Romney after he secured nomination
  • NOTE: Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands, is 24th richest person in the world with a net worth of $29.4b, according to Bloomberg Billionaires ranking
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