Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson last month vouched his support and endorsement of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. While he pledged a hearty $100 million to Trump’s presidential bid, Adelson is now planning on setting up the first Donald Trump super PAC that could become the central outside entity supporting his candidacy.
Adelson’s team has been conversing with a small group of big-name political consultants, including former Republican Governors Association executive directors Nick Ayers and Phil Cox, former Rand Paul campaign manager Chip Englander, and former Mitch McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes. Those involved in the discussions confirmed no super PAC had yet been finalized, and that there are a numerous details still needing to be worked out.
Chris Christie has also been involved in the discussions surrounding the yet-to-be-formed super PAC. The New Jersey Governor has voiced about the need to establish a muscular centralized super PAC as opposed to having a plethora of competing ones.
The Adelson team is hoping to build a conglomerate of blue-chip political strategists, and has reached out to a group that has deep experience in the worlds of gubernatorial and congressional politics.