The bottom line is that Cuba will develop its oil fields within 45 miles of our shore. We can sit by and complain, only to watch rigs go out and start extracting oil, or we get involvedAnalysis: Venezuela to boost Cuban oil Oct 17, 2007
I should have told my wife. I should have told my kidsSen. Craig: 'I'm a fighter' Oct 16, 2007
When Larry told me that the story was going to break, and he hadn't told me about it before that, I felt like the floor was falling out from under meSen. Craig: 'I'm a fighter' Oct 16, 2007
I am innocent of the charges against me. I continue to work with my legal team to explore my additional legal optionsSen. Craig stays and so does his plea Oct 04, 2007
At no time during the conversations did the defendant appear to have a tone or sense of urgency, panic or overt emotionProsecutor: Craig was calm and methodical Sep 25, 2007
Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate (1991-2009), preceded by ten years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first district (1981-91). His 28 years in the Congress rank as the second-longest in Idaho history, trailing only William Borah, who served over 32 years in the Senate. In addition to serving in Congress, Craig has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1983. Craig has also been selected for induction into the Idaho Hall of Fame. Although he was selected in March 2007, the announcement was made in October 2007.
On August 27, 2007, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed that Craig had been arrested for homosexual lewd conduct in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, and entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007. As a result of the controversy surrounding his arrest and subsequent guilty plea, Senator Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, 2007, which was to become effective on September 30, 2007. After failing to withdraw his guilty plea, on October 4, 2007, Craig released a statement refusing to resign as senator for Idaho.
Craig was not a candidate for re-election in 2008. He was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor and former Governor Jim Risch, a fellow Republican, who won Craig's Senate seat in the November 2008 election.