Wilkerson Vows To Stay In Race

Senator Dianne Wilkerson is vowing to forge ahead with her write-in campaign, despite facing federal charges she accepted thousands of dollars in bribes.

WBUR's Abigail Beshkin reports.

Wilkerson will continue campaigning today and her aides says she'll be out in her district talking to voters this evening.

Wilkerson lost the primary, but is asking voters to write her into the ballot on Tuesday. Democratic nominee Sonia Chang-Diaz says the allegations are not affecting her campaign.

Wilkerson was arrested this week on charges she took more than $20,000 dollars in bribes. U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan released photos and video, allegedly showing Wilkerson accepting cash.

Yesterday, Wilkerson questioned Sullivan's motives in filing the charges so close to the election. Sullivan calls the timing a coincidence.

This program aired on October 30, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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