U.S. Senate loses another Republican

Scandal and retirements

It’s official: Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, 62, will announce his resignation tomorrow.  Craig, who pled guilty in a sex sting in an airport men’s room, represented his district for the past 27 years and was up for reelection this year.

Control of the next Senate was already skewed against Republicans, who must defend 22 of 34 seats on the ballot next year—prior to the Craig scandal breaking and the recent announcement of Virginia Sen. John Warner’s retirement.

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