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Larry Craig Bid Flushed

Judge denies Republican's motion to withdraw sex sting guilty plea

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Larry Craig Bid Flushed

Larry Craig Interview

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OCTOBER 4--A Minnesota judge today rejected Senator Larry Craig's motion to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with his arrest in an airport bathroom. In a 27-page ruling, an excerpt of which you'll find here, Judge Charles Porter, Jr. ruled that the Idaho Republican's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge was accurate, voluntary, and intelligent, and that evidence gathered by an undercover cop was sufficient to support the 62-year-old politician's conviction. Last month--after news of his arrest surfaced--Craig filed a motion claiming that he was under duress when pleading out in August to a misdemeanor count. He was nabbed in June after playing footsy with a plainclothes cop. (3 pages)