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Casino Mogul Donates Another $500K to Support Shmuley Boteach's Campaign

Adelsons have given more than $1 million to the Englewood rabbi, report says.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife have donated another $500,000 in support of Englewood Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who is running for congress in the new 9th district, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The couple has now donated more than $1 million to the Republican rabbi’s congressional bid, NJ.com reported.  Boteach, author of ‘Kosher Sex’ and a former spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson, is running against Democrat Bill Pascrell in what the WSJ.com report called an “overwhelmingly Democratic” district.

The boost came to Patriot Prosperity PAC, a super PAC supporting Boteach, sources told the newspaper. 

The two debated topics ranging from Israel’s security to tax policy Sunday in Tenafly. Pascrell, a former Paterson mayor, defeated fellow Democrat Steve Rothman in a bitter primary battle for the redrawn district.

The Adelsons have donated $20 million to Newt Gingrich’s primary bid and about $10 million to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to the report.

geraldo fischface October 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM
The good rabbi should take Mr. Adelson's dirty money and contribute it to a worthy cause, rather than spending the money for a lost cause.
Empanada Mania October 16, 2012 at 08:11 PM
The Adelson's should donate 30K to Empanada Mania so we can purchase a food truck!
rick sear October 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Just to clarify.. I'm Jewish, so not criticizing on the basis of ethnic bias. However, I recall a few years ago Donald Trump rented a property to Ghadaffi to use during a UN meeting. This property was next door to Smuley's home. And he objected. I'm fine with that. While I have little reservation about the rabbi's ethics, something about the acceptance of this donation makes me twitch. Were he living in a more modest neighborhood and donating more to tzedacha I might be more impressed. Adelson? I'm very disappointer in him. If he had the right stuff he could spend a billion or two, join with the Koch brothers, and get serious about buying influence and elections.
Armando October 19, 2012 at 03:13 PM
It is his money, he could do what he wants with it. He already gives plenty of charity. He has a right to support whoever he wants-such is the democratic belief. Anyways, Boteach has a pretty epic beard so thats a plus!
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