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A 'stunned' Liu works on damage control in fundraising scandal

WNYC's Brigid Bergin brings us up to speed on Comptroller John Liu's fundraising scandal:

City Comptroller John Liu says he’s still “stunned” by the arrest of his campaign treasurer, Jia “Jenny” Hou. He said, “at this point there are probably a few things that will stun me again.”

Still, it was business as usual for John Liu on Thursday. He kept a busy public schedule, stopping to speak briefly with reporters on his way to an event at the Chinese Benevolent Association in the afternoon. He appeared stressed, but Liu said he was “moving forward.”

“My campaign has been accused of many allegations. My supporters have been accused. My staff, my campaign staff has been accused,” Liu elaborated. “At some point, as I've always said, like with every other candidate, I'm responsible for what happens with my own campaign and will continue to do so.”

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