Mr. Litwin, 92, a real estate developer, has given more than $1 million to state political candidates and parties since the beginning of 2006. The contributions were made despite a state law that limits annual donations by individuals to $150,000 and by corporations to $5,000.
Developers raise stakes in politics
Mr. Litwin was able to give far more by donating almost all of the money through 15 limited liability companies, or L.L.C.’s. Under state rules, an L.L.C. can give political donations of up to $150,000 a year. That is in addition to any donations the company’s owner or owners make.