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Pugh's campaign finances: Doing 'everything by the book' doesn't make it right

Pugh's campaign finances: Doing 'everything by the book' doesn't make it right

In her first City Hall news conference after the state prosecutor's office made a second allegation of illegal activity related to her campaign account, Mayor Catherine Pugh insisted that "we did everything by the book" and otherwise brushed off questions, saying, "I don't talk about campaigns here." Fair enough. If she is establishing a clear policy of separating the business of running for office from that of running the city, we're all for it.

But her response still raises the question: Where will she talk about it? A mayor who won office largely because of the past ethical lapses of her chief competitor needs to express at least a little concern about alleged...

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