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Larry Craig

Ex-senator in bathroom arrest challenges repaying funds

WASHINGTON Former Sen. Larry Craig will get a chance this fall to argue that he shouldn't have to repay campaign funds he used in connection to his 2007 arrest in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit set oral arguments for Oct. 7 in the Idaho Republican's appeal. Craig is challenging a lower court order from nearly a year ago that he pay $242,533 to the Treasury Department $197,533 from the Craig Committee and a $45,000 penalty for using campaign money for legal representation on a disorderly conduct charge. The Federal Election Commission, which filed the lawsuit against Craig in 2012, is not backing down at the appeals court....

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