Sheldon Adelson Has Died. The GOP Kingmaker Was Key to Many Political Careers—Including Trump’s

Jan 12, 2021 - Time Magazine

Sheldon Adelson had little use for regret.

During the Republican primaries in 2012, the billionaire mega-donor and his family sent a $5 million check to longtime ally Newt Gingrich’s super PAC to help him keep up with Mitt Romney, whose style of politics didn’t exactly mesh with Adelson’s. The cash allowed the Gingrich camp to buy a film attacking Romney’s business practices, helping force Romney into a protracted primary. The Adelsons continued unloading their arsenal on Romney, d...