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D.C. mayor defends himself amid campaign probe

Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 4:56pm  ET

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he was unaware of any wrongdoing or illegal acts committed during his 2010 campaign for mayor.

Gray defended himself at a news conference on Wednesday amid reports of a federal raid at the home and office of a major fundraiser for him and other D.C. politicians.

He says he never handled any money orders or cash. The Washington Post reported last summer that Gray's campaign accepted cash donations above the legal limit and that campaign workers then improperly exchanged the contributions for money orders.

Federal authorities have been investigating alleged campaign finance irregularities in Gray's successful mayoral bid.

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