Craig Essentially Drops Efforts To Finish His Senate Term, Aide Says

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 10:34 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen. Larry Craig has all but dropped any notion of trying to complete his term, and is focused on helping Idaho send a new senator to Washington within a few weeks, his top spokesman said Thursday.

``The most likely scenario, by far, is that by October there will be a new senator from Idaho,'' Craig spokesman Dan Whiting told the Associated Press.

The only circumstances in which Craig might try to complete his term, Whiting said, would require the overturning by Sept. 30 of his conviction for disorderly conduct in a men's room at the Minneapolis airport, as well as Senate GOP leaders' agreement to restore Craig's committee leaderships posts taken away this week.

Those scenarios are unlikely, Whiting said.