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Texas Speaker clams up and hunkers down

Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick rejected a plea today from two watchdog groups that he make public documents connected to his run for speaker and to his fund-raising efforts with a political action committee.

Campaigns for People and Public Citizen, two nonprofit groups, said Craddick should voluntarily make public all speaker pledge cards and related communications and all documentation of his activities on behalf of the political action committee Texans for a Republican Majority.

The committee, formed by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is under investigation by a Travis County grand jury. -- Craddick refuses to release records sought by watchdogs (AP)