Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is back at work in Washington, D.C. today, for the first time since news broke in late August of his June arrest and guilty plea in a bathroom sex solicitation sting. “He needed to be back there to represent Idaho’s interests and to work on the transition, and also to meet with his legal team,” said Craig’s spokesman, Sid Smith. “I don’t know what his schedule is. … He may go to the floor. But he doesn’t have set plans.” Though Craig has announced his intent to resign from the Senate on Sept. 30, he hasn’t formalized that with a letter to the governor, and he’s left the door open to possibly finishing out his term if he can clear his name by the 30th. Craig faces a court hearing a week from tomorrow in Minnesota in his attempt to withdraw his guilty plea.
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