Oops - wrong Larry. The Associated Press reported this week that makers of campaign buttons for an Idaho Democrat used instead a photo of the Idaho Republican recently arrested in a Minnesota airport restroom. -EditorSome Democratic campaign buttons made for distribution in Idaho show an unlikely pair: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Larry Craig.
But don't expect the staunch Republican to throw his support behind Obama or for the presidential candidate to ask Craig to change his mind and run for Senate again. Apparently the button manufacturer picked a picture of the wrong Idaho Larry.
The 3-inch button by Tigereye Design was intended to show Obama beside Larry LaRocco, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, the Lewiston Tribune reported.
Craig is not seeking re-election following his arrest in a Minnesota airport restroom sex sting.
The buttons weren't ordered by the LaRocco campaign, said Dean Ferguson, LaRocco's communications director. They appear to have been produced by a commercial firm that makes campaign memorabilia involving Democratic races around the country, he said.
"That sounds like it's going to be a collector's item," Ferguson said. "I'm sure Sen. Obama appreciates Sen. Craig's support."
To read the complete article, see: Oops! Wrong Larry shown on Idaho campaign buttons (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i_6lCZ_WZvWDcDsJaTzJOoBt127wD926IGA80)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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