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Sen. Craig Defends Himself in Media Interviews

Sen. Craig Defends Himself in Media Interviews

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioSenator Larry Craig is defending himself in a round of interviews, the first interviews since his summertime arrest for lewd conduct in an airport men's bathroom. He also blasts Mitt Romney.

The U.S. Senator from Idaho tells NBC he worked hard for Mitt Romney's campaign, yet Romney dumped him after Craig's arrest. Craig told NBC Romney threw him under the campaign bus when his guilty plea became public. Romney's people say Craig resigned from the campaign.

Craig also talked to KTVB in Boise about staying in the Senate.

"It is my right to do what I'm doing. I've already provided for Idaho's certainty, that I think Idaho needed. I'm not running for re-election," he said.

Craig is appealing a judge's refusal to let him withdraw his guilty plea. He has also apologized to his Idaho constituents for "the negative of the past four months."

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