How a series of sexual abuse allegations doomed Seattle's mayor

Get the Full StoryEmbattled Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat, finally resigned this week -- after months of sexual abuse allegations from a quartet of men. Murray's resignation drew national attention -- the "Today" show mentioned the story in its first five minutes Wednesday morning -- but Murray has been a big story in the Pacific Northwest for a while now. For some context -- and a look at what comes next -- I reached out to Jim Brunner, the Seattle Times political reporter who has been leading the way on the Murray story. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.