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Analysis: Jeffrey Thompson Scandal Reaches National Politicians

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A local businessman's guilty plea to charges of illicit campaign financing has put local leaders like D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on the defense, as he denies allegations that he knew of a "shadow campaign" supporting his 2010 mayoral run. It could also create some negative publicity for lawmakers at the national level. The federal investigation into Jeffrey Thompson's illegal campaign finance activities revealed that Thompson donated to at least 13 federal candidates, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill newspaper discusses the potential fallout with WAMU 88.5's Pat Brogan.

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