Jared Kushner, the new owner of the New York Observer, may have “worked to develop a separate and distinct identity” from his imprisoned father Charles, but it appears the donations he and other members of the Kushner family made to political candidates have been indistinguishable.
According to the Center For Reponsive Politics, since 1992 Jared Kushner has made over $100,000 in political contributions — some 45 — to various causes and candidates — including the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer — under the auspices of at least eight different companies, including BP Devolopers, LP; Kushner Companies; Imperial Gardens; Pheasant Hollow Associates; Quall Ridge Associates; Marine Garden Associates; Florham Associates; Long Brook Associates; 66 WMP Associates.
It’s unclear whether or not these contributions are included among those listed in a 2002 Bergen Record article — “Paying for power: The Kushner network” — the second result you get by Googling “Jared Kushner“:
A close review by The Record of Kushner’s donations in the last five years shows just how grand his largesse really is: In that time, Kushner, his family, and business associates funneled at least $3.1 million to political committees and politicians.
Kushner’s four children gave almost $300,000, some even before they were old enough to vote. On a single day in March last year, Kushner’s contribution network gave $237,000 to the state Democratic Committee.