Excite News - Billionaire gives $5 million to pro-Gingrich group
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A Las Vegas billionaire has contributed $5 million to
an independent group backing Newt Gingrich, breathing new life into the former
House Speaker's struggling campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and
casting renewed attention on the role of such groups in the 2012 contest.
A person familiar with the development said Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul
and longtime donor to Republican candidates, made the contribution Friday to
Winning Our Future, a super PAC run by Gingrich allies. The person, who spoke on
the condition of anonymity and was not authorized to discuss the matter
publicly, said Adelson is expected to contribute as much or more to groups
backing the Republican nominee, be it Gingrich or one of his rivals.
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