A state and federal search of campaign contributions shows U.S. Senate candidate Gwen Diakos made a single campaign gift: $500 to U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9), according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
A civilian defense contracter, Diakos made the contibution in June of this year, the same month she changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.
Diakos delcared her Democratic Primary challenge this week to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
“There’s no back story,” Rothman spokesman Aaron Keyak told PolitickerNJ.com. “The congressman supports his dear friend, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, and will be doing everything he can to assure Bob’s well deserved re-election.”
A source said Davios applauds Rothman’s pro-Israel record and “randomly” showed up at one of his fundraisers with a $500 check.