Hedging Presidential Bets in Vegas

The Republican Jewish Coalition has become an audition for 2016 candidates hoping to woo wealthy donors—chief among them billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

(L-R) Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) greets Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks and chairman David Flaum after Cruz spoke during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on April 25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS—Inside a conference room Friday night at the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, top boosters for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker mingled with some of his biggest potential donors, including New York property attorney Phil Rosen and Todd Ricketts, part-owner of the Chicago Cubs. 

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