Sheldon Adelson Says Gingrich Candidacy Reaching an End
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 “the end of his line” in his bid for the presidency.
Mr. Adelson, whose family has contributed more than $15 million to a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Gingrich, made the comments in a brief interview with The Jewish Journal at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas.
After singing Mr. Gingrich’s praises, Mr. Adelson responded to a reporter’s comment that the candidate was not likely to be the Republican presidential nominee.
“No, no. I know. I know. It appears as though he’s at the end of his line,” Mr. Adelson said. “Because mathematically, he can’t get anywhere near the numbers, and there’s unlikely to be a brokered convention.”