Congressman Nunnelee’s Re-election Funded By Chinese Prostitution Money?
Foreign Chinese prostitution money is allegedly behind the groups funding Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s (MS-01) Republican Majority.
The Associated Press reported that Sheldon Adelson – the single largest donor to Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s House Republicans – allegedly “personally approved of prostitution and knew of other improper activity at his company’s properties in the Chinese enclave” of Macau, China. Recently, Senator John McCain said that Adelson is “injecting millions of dollars in Chinese ‘foreign money’” by contributing to Republican campaigns.
“What will Congressman Alan Nunnelee do when his Chinese prostitution money comes from billionaire Sheldon Adelson?” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “House Republicans like Congressman Nunnelee are fighting tirelessly to protect billionaires like Sheldon Adelson who make fortunes overseas and Adelson is now the largest single donor to Congressman Nunnelee’s Republican Majority. It’s past time for Congressman Nunnelee to reject the support of these groups funded by foreign money from a Chinese prostitution strategy.”
Billionaire Adelson has given $5 million to Speaker Boehner’s Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC, pledged $5 million to Leader Cantor’s Young Guns Network Super PAC, given $70,800 to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and has committed at least $20 million into Karl Rove’s American Crossroads. Earlier this year, ABC News found that Adelson’s company “has been under criminal investigation for the last year by the Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission for alleged bribery of foreign officials.”
Sheldon Adelson Approved ‘Prostitution Strategy’: Fired Former Sands Executive. “The fired former chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Macau casinos alleges in court documents revealed Thursday that billionaire Sheldon Adelson personally approved of prostitution and knew of other improper activity at his company’s properties in the Chinese enclave.” [AP, 6/28/12]
Adelson Gave $5 million to Speaker Boehner’s Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC. [Politico, 4/15/12]
Adelson Pledged $5 million to Leader Cantor’s Young Guns Network Super PAC. [Huffington Post, 6/16/12]
Adelson Committed $20 Million to Karl Rove’s Crossroads. [Huffington Post, 6/16/12]
Adelson has already given $70,800 to the NRCC as well. [CQMoneyline, accessed 6/28/12]
John McCain: Adelson is injecting Millions of Foreign Money into Politics. “John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is indirectly injecting millions of dollar in Chinese ‘foreign money’ into Mitt Romney’s presidential election effort. ‘Much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go to him come from his casino in Macau, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign money is coming into an American political campaign,’ McCain said in an interview on PBS’s News Hour. [Foreign Policy, 6/15/12]
Adelson’s Company Has Been Under Federal Investigation. “The casino company run by the principal financial backer of Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid, Sheldon Adelson, has been under criminal investigation for the last year by the Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission for alleged bribery of foreign officials, according to corporate documents.” [ABC News, 1/27/12]