Out of the Quora queue, and I really hope this is a troll:
My wife somehow knows about my affair and has threatened to tarnish my reputation especially when I plan to run for political office next year. How do I buy her silence and save my future?
You can’t afford it.
No political party is specified here, but I’m guessing this guy is a Republican, simply because Democrats in this day and age expect, not entirely without reason, that everyone will cover for them.