A mistrial has been declared by White Plains U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas when several jurors said that they could not extend their service into mid July or even further. That was the time it would have taken Smith's lawyers to interpret and digest the 9,000 conversations in Yiddish and/or English which was recently given to the defense team.
A new trial date has been set for Smith on January 5, 2015, which is also the new trial date for accused Queens Republican Leader Vincent Tabone whose case was also declared a mistrial.
Now Senator Smith will get his wish so he can campaign without having to be on trial. Smith is just indicted awaiting trial.