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Larry Craig Fights Back and Lashes out at Romney

My prayers are being answered. Larry Craig, the conservative Republican Senator from Idaho who was busted in a Minneapolis airport sex sting, is fighting back.

Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, said Sunday that he defied calls for his resignation after he pleaded guilty in an airport restroom sex sting because that would be "the easy way out" and "I don't just walk away from a fight."

Craig also has some harsh words for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who quickly distanced himself from Craig after the news broke:

""I was very proud of my association with Mitt Romney. I'd worked hard for him here in the state. I was a co-chair of his campaign on Capitol Hill. He not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again," Craig said.

It gets even better for Democrats, as Craig appears determined to slug it out with the Senate Ethics Committee in order to clear his name:

Craig acknowledged that he was in "the toughest fight of my political life," but he declared: "I'm a fighter. ... I don't just walk away from a fight."

The full interview will air Tuesday night on NBC stations. Don't miss it. His fight with the Senate Ethics Committee should be a dandy. Pass the popcorn.

Support Larry LaRocco in the race to fill Craig's seat in 2008.

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Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

As a sidebar, here's my August 28 post on the removal of a Larry Craig endorsement video from the Romney campaigns' YouTube video list which happened just hours after the story broke of Craig's arrest --

and here's the video the Romney folks didn't want you to see - link.


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