Yet another sign that the Adelson primary is over, and the man who floated the last Republican presidential campaign is going for FL Sen. Marco Rubio. NBC News:
Sheldon Adelson-Owned Las Vegas Newspaper Endorses Rubio
The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination Friday, saying their reasons for the endorsement are “many.”
Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe sees the writing on the wall:
INBOX: Las Vegas Review-Journal Endorses Marco Rubio (Alternative headline: Rubio wins the Adelson Primary)
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) February 5, 2016
The Review-Journal denies that it’s tipping Adelson’s hand.
The RJ met with Sen. Rubio on Oct. 9, two months before the announcement of the newspaper’s sale to the family of Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. The Adelsons have detached themselves from our endorsement process, and our endorsement of Sen. Rubio does not represent the support of the family.
Donald Trump didn’t do an audition:
When we began this process, we made it clear to candidates that they had to meet with us to gain consideration for our endorsement. We made many attempts to meet with businessman and Republican front-runner Donald Trump, but he could not work an interview into his schedule.