D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the criminal activity by Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign is "deeply disturbing," and is calling on the mayor to respond.
Norton, a Democrat who represents the District in Congress, issued a statement Thursday in response to revelations that Gray was elected in 2010 with the aid of a $650,000 "shadow campaign."
Norton says the conduct revealed in federal court by a Gray campaign aide "goes to the heart of the democratic process." She adds, "Mayor Gray has an obligation to clear this matter up quickly."
She adds that Gray is a friend, and that she's always known him "to have high professional and ethical standards." And she says she doesn't believe the investigation is affecting matters in Congress that involve the District.