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Wide Stance Was Official Business, Says Craig

The trip that resulted in a sex-sting bust was part of the job, says former Senator Larry Craig, who hopes to fend off an FEC lawsuit


Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business.

Craig is hoping to avoid repaying $217,000 in campaign funds the Federal Election Commission claims he misused to defend himself.