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Sen. Craig: Bathroom trip was official business

Former Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, the subject of an arrest by an undercover policeman in a bathroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, is arguing that his travel was part of official Senate business, and therefore it was OK to use campaign funds to pay for a legal defense. In court documents, Craig says he was "engaged in official, constitutionally mandated activity at the time of the incident."
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Former Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, the subject of a 2007 arrest by an undercover policeman in a bathroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, is arguing that his trip was part of official Senate business – and therefore it was OK to use campaign funds to pay for a legal defense, Bloomberg reports.

Craig is trying to get a lawsuit brought by the Federal Election Commission dismissed. The FEC says campaign money was improperly converted to personal use because Craig’s defense in Minnesota had no connection to his campaign for federal office, the Associated Press reports.

Craig denied soliciting sex in the restroom, said he did nothing wrong and that he wasn’t a homosexual.

Not long after the 2007 incident, Craig made this statement:

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