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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

GOP's Gay Problems Mount

U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) might be wishing he had gone ahead with plans to resign following his arrest in a Minnesota men's room.

Now at least five other men have come forward to say they had encounters with Craig, that they had sex with Craig, that he made a sexual advance, or that he paid them unusual attention. The story comes from the Idaho Statesman in Boise.

The Statesman notes that its report offers no definitive evidence--no videos, no love letters, no voice messages. The paper calls them "he-said, he-said" allegations. But the paper's investigation included reviews of travel and property records and background checks on all five men, and it found nothing to disprove the five new accounts.

Four of the men came forward by name, and one asked to remain anonymous from fear of retaliation. One of the men is Mike Jones, a former prostitute who told the world last year he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard.

Meanwhile, Huffington Post reports that the gay male escort linked to Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) is denying reports of a relationship. But the blogosphere, and even some mainstream media outlets, are abuzz with stories about the senator who surprisingly announced his plans to resign last week.

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