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Texas Speaker: "nothing to hide"

House Speaker Tom Craddick told a newspaper that he would have turned over records related to his election without the subpoena issued earlier this week by the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

"We would have been willing to give them any of those records they wanted," he told the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Friday after a reception in Tyler for a state representative. "No one asked us. They just showed up and hit us with a subpoena. We would have given them to them anyway. I have nothing to hide. I'll be glad to give them to them."

On Tuesday, Craddick rejected a plea from two watchdog groups that he make the documents public. But on Thursday he hired a defense attorney and agreed to turn the documents over to the district attorney's office. -- Craddick says he would have turned records over (AP)