Sheldon Adelson: Big-Money Bogeyman
salon.com — Few people have been more vilified by the right than George Soros, the billionaire financier who spent millions trying to defeat George W. Bush in 2004. He’s been the subject of a borderline anti-Semitic expose by Glenn Beck, been called “evil” by conservative blogs, and seen his name become an epithet to attack people who may or may not be tied to the secretive mega-donor. All this thanks to his deep-pocketed crusade against Bush and other conservatives. But George Soros is about to get completely blown out of the water by Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and conservative mega-donor. In 2004, Soros gave $23.7 million to a handful of outside political groups called 527 organizations, which were the state-of-the-art in campaign finance at the time, making him the largest donor to the outside groups that year.