French election shake-up holds promise for far right

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French Conservative François Fillon was prime minister for five years when Nicolas Sarkozy was President.  Fillon's candidacy for the top office was expected to put the brakes on the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen.  Now Fillon's been hit by a financial scandal. But yesterday he insisted he will not drop out.  We get an update on the French political meltdown from Elaine Ganley, who is based in Paris for the Associated Press

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(L-R) French presidential candidates François Fillon (G. Garitan) and Marine Le Pen (Rémi Noyon)

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Guest:
Elaine Ganley - Associated Press - @Elaine_Ganley

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Katie Cooper, Luke Vander Ploeg