Chicago Tribune blogger Michael Tackett writes:
Imagine Larry LaRocco's surprise. One night last week, he goes to bed thinking he's probably on his way to another losing political campaign in his home state of Idaho, where being a Democrat can be a lonely pursuit.
The next morning, he wakes up to the screaming banner headline in the state's largest newspaper saying that his opponent, a conservative stalwart who has been winning elections in Idaho for 30 years, had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for tawdry behavior in a men's restroom at a Minnesota airport.
Yes, even for a Democrat in Idaho, some days it really is worth getting up in the morning.
And Chuck Schumer chimes in, too:
Less than an hour after Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) announced his resignation on Saturday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Democrats can win his seat next year.
Schumer, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, called the bathroom incident that led to Craig's political demise "a tragedy" and said the senator "did the right thing by stepping down."
In his released statement, Schumer added, "Democrats can win in Idaho, and we intend to run a competitive race."
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