The Record’s Herb Jackson took a look at Solomon Dwek’s campaign contributions, noting that the federal cooperating witness and his wife “made more than $190,000 in campaign contributions from 1998 through 2006 to a broad array of political leaders, including Democratic members of Congress, Republican state senators, and both parties’ state committees.”
Political corruption is often a boon to nonprofit organizations. When called about old campaign contributions they accepted from bad people, most politicians give the money to charity. It’s not a bad plan – candidates often receive a political benefit from their charitable contributions.
The Democratic State Committee and the Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce’s legislative leadership PAC are the lone holdouts; spokespersons told Jackson they will are keeping Dwek’s money. But the Republican State Committee, chaired by DeCroce’s running mate, Assemblyman Jay Webber, will give back the money they took from Dwek five years ago.