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Bankman-Fried, Adelson Give $1 Million in Texas Governor’s Race

Oct. 12, 2022, 8:13 PM

Out-of-state billionaires including crypto entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried and casino investor Miriam Adelson are writing big checks to back their preferred candidates in the Texas governor’s race.

Last month, Bankman-Fried donated $1 million to Beto O’Rourke’s campaign, which is the single largest donation the Democrat received in the latest fundraising round that spanned July 1 to Sept. 29, according to filings from the Texas Ethics Commission published Wednesday.

Incumbent Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign secured a $1 million donation from Adelson, who is the largest shareholder of Las Vegas Sands and has a net worth of $26.2 billion, according to ...