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Politico: RNC Asks Adelson for $6M to Help Foot Convention Bill

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By    |   Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 09:00 PM

The Republican National Convention Host Committee has written GOP megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson a letter asking them to cover the $6 million shortfall it needs for the party's nominating convention next week in Cleveland, Politico reports.

According to Politico, the letter lists more than 25 individuals and corporations who have withdrawn their support over the nomination of Donald Trump. The total of lost revenue is $8.1 million.

The letter lists among those who have pulled back on their commitments as David Koch ($1 million), FedEx ($500,000), Visa ($100,000), Pepsi ($500,000) and Coca-Cola ($1 million).

The RNC had committed to raising $64 million, but has been able to secure only $58 million, according to the letter. It asks the Adelsons to make up the whole shortfall.

"We would greatly appreciate if you would consider a $6,000,000 contribution to the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee to help us cross the finish line," the letter says, according to Politico.

It is reportedly signed by David Gilbert, CEO of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Christopher Connor, executive chairman of The Sherwin-Williams Co., Alexander Cutler, chairman and CEO of the Eaton Corporation, Christopher Kelly, a partner at Jones Day, and Beth Mooney, the chairman and CEO of KeyCorp.

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The Republican National Convention Host Committee has written GOP megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson a letter asking them to cover the $6 million shortfall it needs for the party's nominating convention next week in Cleveland, Politico reports.
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