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Sen. Craig Tries to Win Back Voters

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Sen. Craig Tries to Win Back Voters

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Sen. Craig Tries to Win Back Voters

Sen. Craig Tries to Win Back Voters

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Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig may be persona non grata among many of his Capitol Hill colleagues, but has his effort to tell his side of the story about the Minnesota bathroom bust changed any minds back home in Idaho?

Rather than further explain what happened in the bathroom, Craig has recently been appealing to Idahoans by pitching his monetary value to the state. The senator is telling voters that if he leaves office early, the state will lose out on the federal funds he is pushing for in the Senate appropriations bills.

Craig's pitch and push to stay in office has struck many people in his home state as selfish.

Idaho Democrats have been making hay out of Craig's situation, but the party has not asked the senator to step down.

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