Romney Camp Removes Craig YouTube Video
Today's news about Sen. Larry Craig's June arrest at an airport in Minnesota has prompted Mitt Romney's campaign to take down a YouTube video starring the senator, who has been a supporter of Romney. The Romney campaign named Craig a co-chair of the former governor's Idaho Leadership Team back in late May, but Craig has now distanced himself from the Romney camp.
"Senator Craig has stepped down from his role with the campaign. He did not want to be a distraction and we accept his decision," Romney spokesman Matt Rhoades told us tonight.
The news about Craig reminded us that we're a long-time subscriber to the senator's YouTube channel, because he has one of the best online video strategies of any elected official.
Sen. Craig's office produces "Washington Report" every other week. The show is posted on the Senator's Web site, appears as a podcast, and on the Senator's YouTube channel. "Report" updates Idahoans on the senator's work, and is hosted by Iris Amador, a spokeswoman for the senator who works with Spanish-language media. She hosts the show in English and Spanish. The senator's office produces "Report" in both languages, in order "for a portion of our citizens" to "better their understanding of the Senate," according to Craig's Web site.
The most recent "Washington Report" was produced Aug. 9. "Congress is a little bit quiet these days," states Amador at the start.
-- Ed O'Keefe
"Washington Report" in English
"Washington Report" in Spanish
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