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Lawsuit: Larry Craig spent campaign money on lawyers in restroom case

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig faces a new lawsuit stemming from his 2007 arrest in a Twin Cities airport restroom. The Federal Election Commission says Craig spent campaign money on lawyers and public relations experts after he was arrested for lewd conduct. The suit alleges Craig converted more than $200,000 in campaign funds to personal use.
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Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig faces a new lawsuit stemming from his 2007 arrest in a Twin Cities airport restroom. The Federal Election Commission says Craig spent campaign money on lawyers and public relations experts after he was arrested for lewd conduct. The suit alleges Craig converted more than $200,000 in campaign funds to personal use.

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