Dem consultant resigns in face of sexual misconduct allegation

Dem consultant resigns in face of sexual misconduct allegation
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A prominent Democratic consultant resigned Tuesday after being accused of sexual assault, HuffPost reported.

Jim Walsh, who founded DSPolitical and Rising Tide Interactive, announced Tuesday he was leaving both consulting firms. His decision came after a woman said Walsh assaulted her when she was 21 years old and looking to get into politics. 

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The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee told HuffPost that it had received a complaint against Walsh and was launching an investigation.

DSPolitical and Rising Tide Interactive told HuffPost in a statement the organizations are “deeply saddened” by the allegations.

"There is no place in our movement — or in our firm — for the kind [of] behavior alleged in the article. This article, and work like it, helps shine a light on unacceptable sexual behavior in many industries, including ours," the groups said in the statement.

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