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Monday, August 27, 2007

BREAKING: Idaho's Larry Craig was arrested in June for "lewd conduct"

This just hit the Net:
A Washington, D.C., newspaper reported on its Web site today that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was arrested in June for lewd conduct in the restroom of a Minnesota airport. Roll Call reported that Craig was arrested by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom.

According to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call, Craig pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.
The Idaho Statesman has more. This is bad news for Craig and may persuade him not to seek reelection next year for U.S. Senate.

Craig already has one highly qualified Democratic opponent, Larry LaRocco.

UPDATE: CNN reported this afternoon that Mitt Romney's presidential campaign told the network that Larry Craig has resigned from the team and will no longer be serving in any official capacity for them.

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