(AP) Idaho Senate officials say Republican Sen. John McGee will keep his position as caucus chairman,  the fourth highest ranking post in the GOP controlled chamber. Republican senators met behind closed doors in the Idaho Capitol Wednesday to determine if McGee should retain his leadership post.

Last year, McGee pleaded guilty to drunken driving in a plea deal after being arrested in a Boise  neighborhood. The Caldwell Republican has apologized for his behavior and is aware of the disappointment expressed by his senate colleagues. The private meeting was the first chance McGee had since his arrest to address all of his senate colleagues, seek forgiveness and make a case to keep his job as caucus chairman.