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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit during his State of the District Address.
For most of Vincent Gray's three-plus years as mayor, federal prosecutors have been investigating alleged dirty tricks in his 2010 campaign. Gray has maintained he did nothing illegal and was aware of nothing illegal and prosecutors never presented any evidence implicating the mayor. All that changed Monday.
Outside a mayoral candidates forum on Monday night, Gray responded to Jeffrey Thompson's court admissions between chants by supporters of "Four More Years!"
Will Sommer, the Loose Lips columnist for the Washington City Paper, says that the Jeffrey Thompson plea "certainly does not look great for the mayor."
Councilmember David Catania will be the latest District of Columbia politician to enter the race for mayor.
Mayor Vincent Gray's re-election campaign team says that the charges against businessman Jeffrey Thompson in no way suggest that Gray knew about Thompson's illegal campaign finance activities.
The man who blew the whistle on illegal activity during District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign is endorsing one of Gray's rivals.
The man considered the architect of a "shadow campaign" that helped finance Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 mayor race is expected to be close to reaching a deal with prosecutors - just weeks before voters will decide whether Gray should have another round in the mayor's office.
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