Sheldon Adelson’s widow cuts back on GOP donations

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Miriam Adelson, the widow of the late GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, has given less in donations to the Republican Party since her husband’s death last year, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) data.

Sheldon Adelson spent much of his fortune promoting Republican candidates and pro-Israel conservative causes before he died in January 2021 at age 87. He gave more than $420 million to conservative candidates and groups during the 2020 election cycle, and he and his wife spent more than $520 million on federal races between 2009 and last year, according to an analysis from a nonprofit working to reduce the role of money in politics.

But FEC data shows that Miriam Adelson has only made two donations during the current cycle since her husband’s death. She donated $5 million in July to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that works to elect Republicans to the…

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