WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Despite being the focus of the investigation of a shadow campaign, Mayor Vincent Gray tells our Bruce Johnson he still plans to finish his term.
Gray is refusing to say publicly if and when he knew that a well- funded shadow campaign had worked to get him elected in 2010.
Federal prosecutors say the illegal campaign spent more than 650 thousand dollars.
Supporters of Gray are planning a rally, more Council members are calling on the Mayor to come clean about what he knew.
Mayor Gray kept a full public schedule Tuesday including an appearance in Southeast where he was promoting small business development. He says it would mean more services and jobs in the city's poorest areas.
Mayor Gray is fighting for his political survival and according to some, maybe his freedom, as federal prosecutors complete their probe into a six hundred fifty thousand dollar campaign that was run off the books to help Gray defeat incumbent Adriane Fenty.
Jeanne Clarke Harris has taken a plea in the case. Jeff Thompson, the businessman who supplied the funds is another target, and prosecutors want to talk with Vernon Hawkins, a long time associate to Gray whom sources point to as field operations manager for the shadow campaign.
Three DC Council members have called on Gray to resign. Nine others say they are willing to wait the outcome of the federal probe.
But they feel the Mayor could explain what he knew and when a lot sooner: