Las Vegas - Sheldon Adelson Says Newt Gingrich Candidacy Reaching an End
Las Vegas - Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire who has been the biggest backer to a group supporting Newt Gingrich, said this week that Mr. Gingrich had reached â€śthe end of his lineâ€ť in his bid for the presidency.
Mr. Adelson, whose family has contributed more than $15 million to a â€śsuper PACâ€ť supporting Mr. Gingrich, made the comments in a brief interview with The Jewish Journal at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas.
After singing Mr. Gingrichâ€™s praises, Mr. Adelson responded to a reporterâ€™s comment that the candidate was not likely to be the Republican presidential nominee.
â€śNo, no. I know. I know. It appears as though heâ€™s at the end of his line,â€ť Mr. Adelson said. â€śBecause mathematically, he canâ€™t get anywhere near the numbers, and thereâ€™s unlikely to be a brokered convention.â€ť
The acknowledgement came even as The Washington Times reported on Thursday that Mr. Gingrich had secretly met with Mitt Romney in Louisiana over the weekend.
The paper quoted Mr. Gingrich as saying that â€śthere is no agreement of any kind, and I plan to go all the way to Tampa,â€ť where Republicans will hold their national convention at the end of August.
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