Nassau Democratic leader Jay Jacobs advanced $100,000 to the Nassau Democratic Committee Operating Account last Tuesday, according to state campaign finance records.

In an interview Friday, Jacobs said the $100,000 was a loan.

"It's a loan, not a donation," he said. "I do it every year."

Jacobs said the loan didn't have a specific use. "They would use it for whatever they need."

He stressed the loan was from him, not any business or group.

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"This is me personally," he said. "I'm entitled to do it. I'm the county chair and I'm entitled to do it."

-- Mark Harrington