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Top Democratic Consultant Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

WASHINGTON ― Democratic consultant Jim Walsh resigned on Tuesday, facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Walsh was the co-founder of the digital strategy firms DSPolitical and Rising Tide Interactive.

HuffPost spoke with a woman who said Walsh sexually assaulted her over a decade ago, when she was 21 years old and was looking for advice about how to get into politics. She is involved in politics in Washington state, so she brought her concerns to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the national organization that the party works with.

This woman said she spoke with the DLCC on Friday, and the official there expressed concern over the allegations and said they would be investigated.

Mara Sloan, the communications director of the DLCC, confirmed that the group had received a complaint against Walsh, and that their legal team had launched an investigation.

The woman also said she recently told her colleagues about her experience with Walsh, and explained that she did not want the party working with his firm. One of her co-workers confirmed that she heard from the woman about a week ago on this topic. 

DSPolitical did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Walsh’s resignation. His biography and information is already off the websites of both of his firms.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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