Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why is a Florida doctor making big $$ contributions to local Democrat committees in New Jersey?

[Our local county party needed more funds] Menendez, "said he'd see what he could do" Local County Dem Chairwoman Charlotte DeFlippo

From Eric Dondero:

What's wrong with the Duval County Democrat Committee? Hillsborough, Pinellas, Dade, or even Broward County you might ask? He's a Floridian. He ought to be concerned about helping Democrats in his home state of Florida. Nope. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez asked his old pal Dr. Soloman Melgen of Palm Beaches, Fl to help out some local Democrat committees in NJ. And the good doctor responded quickly, to the tune of $1 million.

From Roll Call, "Scope of Doctor's Money Ties to Menendez Exceeds $1 Million":
Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen has given more than $1 million directly and indirectly to Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and committees supporting him over the course of their friendship, new disclosures show. His West Palm Beach, Fla., company, Melgen Vitreo Retinal Eye Center, donated a combined $103,500 to the Democratic Party committees in four New Jersey counties in the weeks leading up to the November election, the Newark Star-Ledger has reported. 
The Star-Ledger quotes Union County Democratic Chairwoman Charlotte DeFilippo saying that, having been told her committee needed additional funds, Menendez “said he’d see what he could do, and I received a check.”

Editor's comment - Geez, and what did Dr. Melgen get in return exactly for helping local Democrat committees in north Jersey?

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