Memo to Dem press secretary: Probably best not to imply GOP billionaire is a pimp

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

Veracity has been no hindrance to political exchanges this season. But as first reported by ubiquitous Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, Clayton’s July 16 letter states that Ferguson was quoted last month in a widely-published news release of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as saying:

“House Republicans are fighting tirelessly to protect billionaires like Sheldon Adelson who make fortunes overseas and Adelson is now the largest single donor to the Republican Majority. It’s past time for House Republicans to reject the support of these groups funded by money from a Chinese prostitution strategy.”

In a June 29 news release, Clayton asserts, the DSCC said, “The Associated Press reports that House Republicans’ largest single donor, Sheldon Adelson, ‘personally approved prostitution and knew of other improper activity at his company’s properties in the Chinese enclave’ of Macau, China.”

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