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Wilkerson Suspends Sticker Campaign For Senate

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The Massachusetts state senator who was photographed by the FBI allegedly stuffing bribe money under her sweater has ended her write-in campaign for re-election.

Dianne Wilkerson announced her decision Friday, three days after she was arrested by FBI agents.

Wilkerson is charged with attempted extortion as a public official and theft of honest services as a state senator. She is accused of accepting $23,500 in bribes from undercover agents she believed were businessmen.

An FBI affidavit included a series of still photographs from video recordings allegedly showing Wilkerson accepting the money, in one case stuffing cash inside her bra.

The Senate voted Thursday to urge Wilkerson to resign. But she said Friday she would make no announcement on her final months in office until after Tuesday's election.

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