Trump, Pence, Reid react to Sheldon Adelson’s death

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson died Monday night at the age of 87.

Here are some reactions to his death:

“Sheldon lived the true American dream. Sheldon was loyal to his family, to his country and to everyone who knew him. The world has lost a great man. We will miss him. – President Donald Trump

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“Sheldon Adelson not only lived the American dream, he embodied it; a philanthropist whose generosity knows no bounds and has helped shape countless worthy causes; and a businessman who has changed countless lives. – Vice President Mike Pence

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“Sheldon worked his way out of a tough Boston neighborhood to build a successful business that faithfully employed tens of thousands of people – and entertained millions of people. – Former President George W. Bush

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“Few people have had such a big impact on the hospitality and gaming industry and the Nevada economy as Sheldon Adelson. He was instrumental in transforming Las Vegas into the iconic destination it is today. – Former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada

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“His life has made him a fearless advocate for freedom and entrepreneurship and a source of advice and support for a generation of conservatives, including myself. – Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Californian Republican

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“Sheldon Adelson’s vision has helped transform Las Vegas from a small desert town to a world-class tourist destination. Silver State’s massive business, entertainment and convention industries are what they are today because of his life’s work and dedication to building a Las Vegas that can satisfy everyone from entrepreneurs to international travelers. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Democrat of Nevada

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“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Sheldon Adelson. As Jewish leaders, we also share a deep concern over the rise of anti-Semitism and unite our efforts to fight hate. – US Senator Jacky Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada

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“He wasn’t afraid to go all-in and take his stand based on his opinion without looking over his shoulder or questioning himself. – Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn

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“As a leading businessman, investor and philanthropist, Sheldon Adelson has been a pillar of the Las Vegas community for decades. Born in a tough Boston neighborhood, Sheldon grew up understanding the value of hard work and ultimately built one of the most successful businesses in the world. – US Representative Mark Amodei, a Republican from Nevada

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“Sheldon Adelson left an undeniable mark on Las Vegas. Through his extensive philanthropic efforts, he has created new educational opportunities for children in southern Nevada and has helped thousands of teens and adults struggling with opioid addiction overcome their illness. – U.S. Representative Steven Horsford, a Democrat from Nevada

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“Sheldon was a man who believed in, succeeded in it and invested in bold and daring ideas that changed the state of Nevada.” – Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak

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“Sheldon Adelson is a man who has served our community in many ways: he was a pioneer in the casino and convention industry, a skilled businessman and a philanthropist who funded school, medical research and countless other causes. – Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, Democrat

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“Sheldon Adelson has helped make Las Vegas a premier destination for international travel.” – U.S. Representative Dina Titus, Democrat from Nevada

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“He was a gaming giant who helped shape modern Las Vegas and employed thousands of Las Vegas families for decades.” – U.S. Representative Susie Lee, Democrat from Nevada

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