Sen. Craig Leaves Romney Campaign

Aug 27, 2007 8:18pm

ABC News’ Matt Stuart Reports: Republican Senator of Idaho Larry Craig stepped down from his role on former Gov. Mitt Romney’s R-Mass., presidential campaign today after the newspaper Roll Call disclosed Sen. Craig had pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of "disorderly conduct" related to an incident of lewd behavior at a Minnesota Airport men’s bathroom.

Romney Communication Director Matt Rhoades released a statement late Monday saying that Craig "did not want to be a distraction [to the campaign] and we accept his decision."

Sen. Craig had served as co-Chair of Romney’s Idaho Leadership team, and was one of two Senate liaisons for Romney’s presidential exploratory committee.

Shortly after news of the arrest broke, a video on Romney’s site featuring Sen. Craig became a "private video."

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