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Adelson To Spend $5M To Elect Trump, Reportedly Had Pledged $100M

Adelson To Spend $5M To Elect Trump, Reportedly Had Pledged $100M

(JTA) — Sheldon Adelson reportedly will contribute $5 million toward electing Donald Trump, a fraction of the pledged $100 million reported earlier this year.

CNN on Monday quoted a source close to the billionaire casino magnate and backer of pro-Israel and Republican causes as saying that he and his wife had earmarked $45 million for this election cycle for GOP candidates: $20 million each for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races, and $5 million for Trump's candidacy.

In May, Adelson endorsed Trump, bucking a substantial number of Republican Jews who opposed the real estate magnate.

Trump and Adelson have met several times since then, and appeared to get along, posing for a photo at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

However, Adelson also appears to have been uneasy at times with Trump, in part for the reasons many of his fellow Jewish Republicans have been unhappy with the nominee. After a meeting last month, it was reported that Adelson had urged Trump to show greater “humility.”

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