Nevada’s Gift to Wisconsin: Sheldon Adelson’s Money

As if the state of Wisconsin doesn’t have enough problems, Nevada gazillionaire extraordinaire Sheldon Adelson is pumping money into the coffers of Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign treasury. [MilJourSent]

Who’s supporting Walker?

Walker received two $250,000 donations in the latest period. One came from Las Vegas Sands president Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino mogul who, along with his wife, put $17.5 million into Winning the Future, a super PAC supporting Gingrich.

Also giving $250,000 was Richard DeVos, the co-founder of the parent company of direct marketing firm Amway. DeVos has been active in the school voucher movement, and Walker last year expanded Milwaukee’s voucher program and established a similar one in eastern Racine County.

Five people gave the governor $100,000 each – John Childs of Massachusetts, chairman of private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates; Warren Stephens of Arkansas, chairman of financial services company Stephens Inc.; Robert Kern, founder of Waukesha power-generating firm Generac; his wife, Patricia Kern; and Patrick Ryan of Illinois, CEO of insurance firm Ryan Specialty Group.  [emphasis added]

 

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