[Ed. – It’s contagious.]
The Democratic congressman seeking to unseat Senator Marco Rubio has accepted maximum campaign contributions from a pair of Florida businessmen identified by the FBI as members of the Colombo organized crime family, records show.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Representative Patrick Murphy’s political committee has received $5400 apiece from John Staluppi and John Rosatti during the 2016 election cycle.
FEC rules cap individual donations at $5400–$2700 for a primary campaign and another $2700 for the general election effort.
The Friends of Patrick Murphy committee received Staluppi’s two contributions on March 31. Rosatti initially gave Murphy $1000 last September, and then maxed out with a pair of March 8 contributions totaling $4400. During the 2014 election cycle, Staluppi and his wife gave the 33-year-old pol a combined $5000.