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  •  Erick son of Erick objects to Vegas (3+ / 0-)
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    For a different reason

    Erick Erickson, editor of RedState, published an open plea Monday. He warned of bad publicity from “good Christian delegates getting drunk, gambling, stuffing dollar bills in strippers’ g-strings, etc.”

    But for him, an even bigger concern is that the party would be cozying up to Sheldon Adelson. The billionaire casino mogul donated nearly $100 million to GOP candidates and causes in 2012 and would be a major funder of the host committee. His policy aims are protecting Israel and banning online gambling.

    Erickson called it “embarrassing” to open the party to allegations that it picked a convention site “to placate a donor.”

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    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 11:21:28 AM PDT

    •  Wait a minute... (1+ / 0-)
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      You mean the "good Christian delegates" DON'T do that wherever the GOP holds its convention?

      29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 12:51:24 PM PDT

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    •  Does not matter. He does not bring $$. (5+ / 0-)
      Vegas or bust for Republicans

      Las Vegas has a big advantage over the other five cities hoping to host the Republican National Convention in 2016: Sheldon Adelson.
      Adelson — the owner of the Las Vegas Sands (which operates resorts and casinos all over the world, including the Venetian and the Palazzo in Vegas) — has a net worth of $40 billion, and he donated $100 million in 2012 to the campaigns of Newt Gingrich and then Mitt Romney.

      “Sheldon is adamant that the GOP must go to Vegas,” said one source. Some GOPers fear that if Adelson doesn’t get his way, he’ll give a couple hundred million dollars to the Democrats just for spite.

      Evangelical Christians oppose “Sin City” for the GOP party, saying it sends the wrong message, but Adelson “doesn’t want to hear it,” said my source.

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      •  Didn't say his opinion counted for squat (0+ / 0-)

        Just find it interesting that he objects to the party cozying up to Adelson.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 05:49:04 PM PDT

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