Could reports of his arrest and the rumors swirling around Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) endanger what has been viewed as a safe seat for Republicans?
Craig hasn't said whether he'll stand for a fourth term next year, but if the story of his guilty plea to disorderly conduct charges in an airport restroom -- broken by Roll Call yesterday -- grows more damaging, it could give Democrats an opportunity in a red state. The Washington Post says the scandal makes it more likely that Craig will retire, though Democrats say he's stubborn. And MSNBC reports that conservative blogs aren't defending him.
Craig's hometown paper, the The Idaho Statesman, published the results of a three-month investigation into the rumors surrounding Craig today. It says Craig denied ever engaging in homosexual acts.