Sen. Larry Craig says the Senate Ethics Committee has cleared him to form a legal expense fund to back his year-long effort to reverse his guilty plea for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Craig calls the new fundraising committee the Fund for Justice, according to Congressional Quarterly.
Craig told CQ on Thursday that he's soliciting donations.
"I'm working at it now," said the Idaho Republican who is retiring in January after 28 years in Congress.
In February, the Ethics Committee said Craig broke a Senate rule by failing to seek the committee's permission before spending about $213,000 in leftover campaign money to try to overturn his plea and clear his name. The unanimous committee also found that Craig's behavior before and after his June 2007 arrest in a gay-sex sting in a Minnesota airport men's room was "improper conduct" reflecting poorly on the Senate.
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