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Clinton/Hsu Connection: Opening For Opponents?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
AP
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

--which involved a top fund-raiser named Norman Hsu - could get any worse for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. That is precisely what happened today.

The Los Angeles Times reported this morning that Hsu, a New York businessman, is a fugitive from California authorities after having plead no contest to 1991 grand theft charges. The Clinton campaign, which defended Hsu yesterday, has been silent today. But other Democrats in Washington--some of whom have received funds from Hsu themselves--are getting nervous about the association.

For the campaigns of Barack Obama and John Edwards, both pressing their arguments for making a clean sweep of Washington's money culture, this represents a significant opening. The buzz on this issue is only starting.

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