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Wilkerson ends campaign

But bribery defendant doesn't resign; governor pushes for reforms

JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFFState Senator Dianne Wilkerson, with the Rev. Jeffrey Brown behind her, suspended her reelection campaign at Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury. She said she would wait until after next week's election to decide whether she will step down. JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFFState Senator Dianne Wilkerson, with the Rev. Jeffrey Brown behind her, suspended her reelection campaign at Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury. She said she would wait until after next week's election to decide whether she will step down. (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)
By Matt Viser and Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / November 1, 2008

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State Senator Dianne Wilkerson, lacking political support and out of options, terminated her reelection campaign yesterday after a dramatic meeting with black ministers in Roxbury who urged her to step aside after her arrest this week on federal bribery charges. (Full article: 1172 words)

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