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What Will The Wynn's Do?

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 25th August 2008 11:05am
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At the opening of this years Presidential primary cycle, we published a feature article tracking how top executives at the casino companies were betting the money we lost on various candidates. [ See How the House Bets : Presidential Campaign Contribution by Casino Executives ]

With the narrowing field of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama being expanded by one with Obama's choice of Sen. Joe Biden as VP running mate, it's time to take a quick look at how the Biden nomination might affect things.

Back in the earlier study, it was noted that the largest contributor to Sen. Biden's original campaign was the Wynns - Steve, Elaine and Kevyn (their daughter). After Biden dropped out, Elaine caught Obama mania for a spell... then she and the rest of the clan put a bunch of their chips on McCain and made two whopping donations to the Republican National Committee for $28k each (fyi - $56k = 160 nights at Wynn Las Vegas @ $350/nt).

In 2004 Elaine Wynn supported Dick Gephardt (D - $2k), John Kerry (D- $1k) and eventual winner George W Bush (R - $6k), daughter Kevyn supported Gephardt (D- $2k) and Kerry (D -$2k) and The Steve kicked down for Gephardt (D - $2K), Kerry (D - $2k) and Bush (R $4k).

The question is, will the addition of Biden to the Obama ticket sway the back to supporting the Democrats?

Here's this years presidential donations by the Wynn's as found on OpenSecrets.org

4/30/08 WYNN, ELAINE MRS LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 WYNN RESORTS/DIRECTOR $2,300 McCain, John (R)
5/22/07 WYNN, ELAINE LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 N/A/HOMEMAKER $2,300 Biden, Joseph R Jr (D)
5/22/07 WYNN, ELAINE LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 N/A/HOMEMAKER $2,300 Biden, Joseph R Jr (D)
5/22/07 WYNN, STEPHEN A LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 WYNN RESORTS/CEO $2,300 Biden, Joseph R Jr (D)
5/22/07 WYNN, STEPHEN A LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 WYNN RESORTS/CEO $2,300 Biden, Joseph R Jr (D)
6/27/07 WYNN, KEVYN LAS VEGAS,NV 89145 $2,300 Biden, Joseph R Jr (D)
12/5/07 WYNN, ELAINE MRS LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 HOMEMAKER $28,500 National Republican Senatorial Cmte (R)
12/27/07 WYNN, ELAINE LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 $4,600 Obama, Barack (D)
12/27/07 WYNN, ELAINE LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 $-2,300 Obama, Barack (D)
12/27/07 WYNN, ELAINE LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 $2,300 Obama, Barack (D)
4/28/08 WYNN, STEPHEN A MR LAS VEGAS,NV 89109 MIRAGE RESORTS INC./CHAIRMAN & CEO $2,300 McCain, John (R)
4/30/08 WYNN, KEVYN MRS LAS VEGAS,NV 89145 HOMEMAKER $2,300 McCain, John (R)
5/7/08 Wynn, Stephen A Las Vegas,NV 89109 Mirage Resorts Inc./Chairman & Chie $28,500 Republican National Cmte (R)
5/7/08 Wynn, Elaine Las Vegas,NV 89109 Wynn Resorts/Director $28,500 Republican National Cmte (R)



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