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Conservative Nonprofit To To Honor Miriam Adelson At Convention

YG Network, founded by former aides to Eric Cantor, name their convention space after the wife of Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson.

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A nonprofit advocacy group founded by former aides to Majority Leader Eric Cantor is naming its “Woman Up!” convention pavilion after Dr. Miriam Adelson, a physician and wife of GOP super donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

In a statement, YG Network’s Mary Anne Carter praised Adelson, calling her “is a passionate and successful woman who has balanced work and family life remarkably, and we are honored to welcome her to this effort.”

Adelson, a medical doctor, has focused on drug abuse issues throughout much of her career, which included s two-year stint in the Israeli military conducting biological research.

The YG Network’s Woman Up! Pavilion, located close to the site of next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, will “”will provide a comfortable, practical meeting space for social, political and business networking,” and will host panels on a range of topics, including one entitled “Hey America! Don’t take this road! The Europeanization of the United States,” which will feature conservative members of parliament from across Europe.

In a statement, YG Network’s Mary Anne Carter praised Adelson, calling her “is a passionate and successful woman who has balanced work and family life remarkably, and we are honored to welcome her to this effort.”

The Adelsons have emerged as key donors to Republican causes, including the SuperPACs supporting Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, as well as to political and charitable causes in Israel, where Mr. Adelson owns a daily newspaper.

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John Stanton is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.
Contact John Stanton at john.stanton@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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