Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
Adelson died Monday night from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Las Vegas Sands announced Tuesday. “If you do things differently, success will follow you like a shadow,” he said during a 2014 talk to the gambling industry in Las Vegas. In politics, Adelson was a record-breaking campaign donor who had the ear of domestic and international leaders, including President Donald Trump. Late in 2015, Adelson secretly purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Soon his Macao revenue outstripped that of his Las Vegas holdings.
Toomey says he won't run for another Senate term or governor
Toomey had long expressed an interest in running for governor, and he drew calls on a daily basis from people who he said wanted to help him run for governor or for reelection to the Senate. Toomey said he still hopes to become chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. With both offices open in 2022, Democrats have a bench of prospects who have won statewide races — Lt. Gov. Republicans, meanwhile, are left without any natural heir or obvious front-runner for either governor or U.S. Senate. ___ This story has been corrected to show that Toomey has said he still hopes to become chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, not the Senate.
David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, dies
David H. Koch accepts the Laureate Award at the Lincoln Center Spring Gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 2, 2017 in New York City. (CNN) - David Koch, a billionaire businessman and philanthropist who, along with his brother Charles, gained fame as an influential donor to conservative and Republican causes, has died, Charles Koch announced on Friday. This story is breaking and will be updated. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
Reports: Billionaire David Koch dies at 79
David H. Koch accepts the Laureate Award at the Lincoln Center Spring Gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 2, 2017 in New York City. David Koch, the billionaire philanthropist, conservative political activist, and megadonor for the Republican party, has died at the age of 79, according to reports. Last year, Koch stepped down from his roles at Koch Industries, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, and other organizations due to declining health. Following the Koch Industries announcement last year, Americans for Prosperity Foundation announced that David was resigning from its board. "Due to health reasons, David Koch will be resigning from the board of the AFP Foundation.