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Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:38 PM

 

GOP Cleveland organizers beg Adelson for $6 million

Source: Politico

By Alex Isenstadt and Shane Goldmacher
07/14/16
7:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND – Millions of dollars short and running out of time, organizers of the Republican National Convention have written an urgent request for $6 million to Las Vegas billionaire couple Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to cover the bills for next week’s festivities.

In a letter addressed to the Adelsons, obtained by POLITICO, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee revealed the names of more than two dozen prominent corporations and individuals who have reneged on a collective $8.1 million in pledged donations.

The letter represents the most public acknowledgement to date that Donald Trump has directly cost convention organizers millions of fundraising dollars.

“Over the past couple months, negative publicity around our potential nominee resulted in a considerable number of pledges backing out from their commitments,” the letter says.

It goes on to list the companies and wealthy individuals who have withdrawn their financial commitments. Among those who have canceled their donations, according to the letter, are David Koch ($1 million), FedEx ($500,000), Visa ($100,000) and both Pepsi ($500,000) and Coca-Cola ($1 million).



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-begs-adelson-for-6-million-to-cover-convention-shortfall-225571



Real headline: Anti-Welfare Party Asks For Handout

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Reply GOP Cleveland organizers beg Adelson for $6 million (Original post)
Night Watchman Jul 2016 OP
forest444 Jul 2016 #1
groundloop Jul 2016 #2
cstanleytech Jul 2016 #3
tblue37 Jul 2016 #9
Crash2Parties Jul 2016 #31
tblue37 Jul 2016 #33
calimary Jul 2016 #18
Iliyah Jul 2016 #4
yardwork Jul 2016 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2016 #5
fantase56 Jul 2016 #6
niyad Jul 2016 #8
redwitch Jul 2016 #10
greymattermom Jul 2016 #11
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #13
George II Jul 2016 #12
Chakab Jul 2016 #15
calimary Jul 2016 #21
Chakab Jul 2016 #23
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #32
Lochloosa Jul 2016 #41
calimary Jul 2016 #42
Lochloosa Jul 2016 #43
TonyPDX Jul 2016 #14
Still In Wisconsin Jul 2016 #19
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #36
NBachers Jul 2016 #16
SCVDem Jul 2016 #17
Feeling the Bern Jul 2016 #20
Mendocino Jul 2016 #24
tblue37 Jul 2016 #34
Feeling the Bern Jul 2016 #37
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #38
PatSeg Jul 2016 #22
cbdo2007 Jul 2016 #25
63splitwindow Jul 2016 #26
Judi Lynn Jul 2016 #27
Mendocino Jul 2016 #28
Judi Lynn Jul 2016 #29
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2016 #30
Sunlei Jul 2016 #35
Hoppy Jul 2016 #39
ThoughtCriminal Jul 2016 #40

Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:40 PM

1. "Sure!" said Sheldon.

"Just let me run it by the Sinaloa Cartel first, ok?"

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:44 PM

2. Why not tRump, that should be chump change for him?


Oh, wait..... if he puts money INTO his candidacy then that means he's not profiting from it?

Never mind.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:01 PM

3. Ya but if you were Donald Trump would you invest in Donald Trump? I know I wouldnt.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:10 PM

9. You know that $50 million his campaign claims to have raised in

June? Wanna bet he is counting the nearly $50 million he lent the campaign, because he converted the loan into a gift in June. I bet the campaign itself, like the RNC convention committee, is running close to the end of its funds.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 03:38 AM

31. Yes but he got it all back when he hired his own companies.

There's something really odd about the round-robin he is playing with money between his campaign and corporations...

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Response to Crash2Parties (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 03:40 AM

33. But do you think that the $50 million he claims to have raised for his campaign

in June might just be that money he put into the campaign? IOW, he claims that donors are stepping up to the plate, but are they really?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:05 PM

18. Keep in mind, that event he was going to hold at his Trump Tower in Manhattan tomorrow

to introduce his new running mate (which he canceled because of the terrorist strike in Nice, France), HE WOULD HAVE PAID HIMSELF FOR IT. He would have "rented out" his lobby for the event, and charged his campaign a pretty penny. Hundreds of thousands of pretty pennies, actually. The price tag for these things, as we've seen, run into the middle-to-high five figures - at least. "Creative accounting" is certainly his friend. No wonder we haven't seen a single tax return yet.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:02 PM

4. I do not believe this.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:05 PM

7. It's almost unbelievable. What a fiasco.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:03 PM

5. Starting in January the RNC swore up and down it wouldn't need handouts for the convention. . . nt

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:03 PM

6. Well I can't wait.....

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:08 PM

8. well, between the lack of funds, and the newly-passed transgender law in cleveland,

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:11 PM

10. Ha! Follow the LACK of money.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:12 PM

11. Donald will do what he always does

stiff the contractors. Caterers of Cleveland, be sure to ask for the money before you deliver the goods.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:47 PM

13. In Cash

 

Then run said cash by the Bureau to make sure Donnie didn't print it himself.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:17 PM

12. Who has more money, Adelson or Trump?

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:52 PM

15. Adelson. No contest.

 

Even if Trump were actually worth what he claims, he wouldn't be anywhere near Adelson.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:07 PM

21. And it's a very pleasant comfort to think about all the extra checks he'll have to write.

I like seeing the super rich get soaked.

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Response to calimary (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:15 PM

23. That's the thing though. Adelson is worth upwards of $30 billion, and he doesn't mind throwing his

 

cash around in the political sphere.

The amount of money that they're asking for is a drop in the bucket for him.

Keep in mind that he's in the casino business, so unlike a lot of the elites who are only hideously wealthy on paper, he has access to vast amounts of liquid capital.

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Response to calimary (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 03:39 AM

32. Yes

 

Remember all the money that was spent to keep Obama from reelection?

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Response to calimary (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:54 PM

41. One billion is a thousand one millions. He has 30 of those.

He can take a lot of soaking.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #41)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 09:23 PM

42. Oh, no doubt! I do know that he's drowning in money.

But I also know people like him hate to spend money. Every extra check is something he can easily write but he'll grimace and kvetch and drag his heels as long as he can. After all, that big a pile of money draws VERY serious interest. That's why the Koch brothers haven't just jumped in and splurged. They had to spend money. And hell, they each are way richer than Shel Adelson. They can afford to WASTE money. Seriously, from where you and I stand, what's a few million dollars' loss when you have 30 Billion? Adelson dumped a series of ten-million-dollar checks on newt gingrich last time around. Well, these guys care a lot about that. Their money can make them a king's ransom in interest if they just keep most of it invested. Imagine even a 5% return on even half of that?

So every time one of these guys has to get the checkbook out again, groaning all the way, I just get a little grin on my face.

Hell, it's really the only sweet revenge I can get!

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Response to calimary (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:35 PM

43. Lol. I get it.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:49 PM

14. GOP-- Why are your doing this to yourselves?

Right about now they're saying, 'This place hasn't been the same since the teabaggers moved in."

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:05 PM

19. That's it, too.

 

Lots and lots of old-school Republicans hate the teabaggers. They were still more than willing to use them to gain majorities in congress, but now they are being hoisted upon their own petard.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 05:19 AM

36. Yea Verily,

 

the Beast escaped its cage, and now dines on the flesh of those who thought themselves its Masters.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:54 PM

16. I'd hate to be a vendor at this disaster. They'll never get paid.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:59 PM

17. Self Funding My Ass!

 

What language does tRump speak besides BULLSHIT!

Let them die on their vine of hate and division!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:06 PM

20. My sympathy violin is the world's smallest and woefully out of tune. Maybe I should just start

 

playing and try not to laugh.

Next week is going to be the best entertainment television has had to offer in a long, long time.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:17 PM

24. Donald is using this violin

{o)=+

And he has really small hands to play it.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 03:50 AM

34. Is this it?



Here is a violinist to help you play it:




This kitty plays the air violin, but since he is a cat, it is a pretty small air violin:

?no-auto

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 05:33 AM

37. lol. Look like the right one. But mine is in shitty shape, which adds to the out of tune.

 

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 08:01 AM

38. That Kitty ROCKS, Baby!

 

I'm definitely a cat guy, while my wife is a dog gal. But we have 2 cats and only 1 dog so I WIN!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:15 PM

22. I was wondering how on earth

they were going to pay for this circus. What a total disaster.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:35 PM

25. They should ask Fox, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc....

They are the only ones who will be benefitting from this train wreck because that's all anyone I know is talking about..."what will trump do?"..."what will happen at the convention?"

It's "can't miss" TV and they are running all the way to the bank while our country goes down the shitter.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:38 PM

26. HA HA HA repugnant assholes. nt

 

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:22 AM

27. Couldn't be funnier! Have never seen Republicans farther up #### Creek. n/t

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 12:34 AM

28. It's time to put an end

to political conventions. In 2012 the taxpayers alone paid $136 million for these political carnivals. Who knows how much more is spent by each party.

When was the last time a convention accomplished anything that wasn't already decided by that other sideshow, the primaries? It would seem to me, the cities of Cleveland and Philadelphia have better things to do with their limited resources. As for a boost for the local economies, is it really worth it?

End of rant!

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 01:36 AM

29. True! Thanks. n/t

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 02:15 AM

30. Evangelicals are backing two people who made their money from GAMBLING. . . . nt

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 05:02 AM

35. Not even ready with 3 days to go. Republicans can't even organize their own primary convention.

A national security nightmare, built by the Republican Party- broadcast live around the world.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 02:01 PM

39. Adelson gotta understand, them helium ballons cost a lot of $$$.

 

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:38 PM

40. They lost Pepsi AND Coca-Cola?

Delegates, get used to the bitter after-taste of generic "Sam's Choice Cola"!

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