Published: January 24, 2024, 09:05h.
Last updated on: January 24, 2024, 09:05h.
Billionaire Steve Wynn has been out of the public eye since leaving Wynn Resorts in 2018. Wynn, a long-time friend of Donald Trump, still maintains interest in politics and is supporting Trump’s fight for the White House.
Trump won his second consecutive primary contest last night in New Hampshire. The former president received about 55% of the vote to Nikki Haley’s 43%.
Iowa and New Hampshire have both gone Trump’s way. The odds continue to strengthen that Trump has a chance to represent the Republican Party in November against President Joe Biden.
Before leaving the casino industry, Wynn served as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee. Wynn was present in Nashua last night to celebrate Trump’s victory in New Hampshire.
Wynn Singled Out
During Trump’s victory speech, he mentioned the next primary in Nevada, and singled out his supporter, Steve Wynn.
We have a man from Nevada here. Steve Wynn,” Trump told the enthusiastic crowd.
According to campaign finance records, Wynn hasn’t made any 2024 contributions to Trump. Wynn has been a supporter of Gov. Ron DeSantis and gave $100,000 to his 2022 reelection.
The 2024 GOP primary is said to be going Trump’s way. The latest odds and political betting exchanges show promising chances for Trump to secure the Republican Party nomination for the presidential election.
Haley, however, has pledged to stay in the race, despite the odds.
Big Pockets Open
Haley has the financial backing of the Koch network, while Trump is expected to have his own billionaire backing with Dr. Miriam Adelson. Adelson and her late husband provided $180 million to Trump during the 2020 election cycle.
Last fall, Adelson purchased a controlling interest in the NBA Dallas Mavericks for $3.5 billion.