Skip to comments.Ensign Says He'll Seek Re-Election
Posted on 07/14/2009 11:02:26 AM PDT by steve-b
Despite admitting to having an affair and having his parents pay off his mistress, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) yesterday said he plans to stay in office -- and run for re-election in 2012.
Ensign told the Las Vegas Sun he's been getting emails and phone calls from supporters urging him to stay put. Those supporters, he said, include senators on both sides of Senate leadership.
"I fully plan on running for reelection," Ensign said. "I'm going to work to earn their respect back."
He quoted his supporters as saying, "Keep your head up. This thing will pass."
Should be easy pickins for the demonrats.
Shocking...and we thought all along you just felt guilty about this affair and needed to get it off your chest. We never suspected that it was the disclosure of politically damaging information far in advance of a reelection bid!
I think those supporters that Ensign is talking about are his right hand and his left hand telling him to hang in there. What about his wife? Good grief, is this the best Nevada can do? I guess looking at Harry Reid.
Republicans pay off their mistresses.
Teddy killed his.
Rats rewarded Teddy for his foresight...after all, it’s just a late abortion.
Okay, explain to me how Palin’s the delusional one.
I too am tired of repubs falling on their swords because they are trying to be noble. Pull up your boots Ensign and wade thru the BS in Congress and work for the conservatives now and that will earn your respect again. I do abhor the deed he did though, but at least he didnt leave her in a car to drown while saving his career. At least he is not calling her a stalker. I could go on..........
Find a Conservative candidate, back him, go door to door, and get him elected.
No, seriously. The governor is a Republican. Are there that few people on deck that he can’t quit and let the guy pick somebody who doesn’t screw his staffers (and his staffer’s wives, but I repeat myself) and then get mommy and daddy to pay them off? If so...that’s a problem.
Using Daddy’s Money to pay off his mistress will be hard to overcome.
“Keep your head up”
Yeah, John, that’s apparently where yours is. You’ve decided that self-respect (and respect for your constituents) is just too high a bar...
This guy isn’t even responsible to pay off his mistress out of his own pocket, he had to have mommy and daddy do it. This is a US senator??
He ain’t mine.
Well said I think. Always interesting to see if we are willing to compromise our standards for political expediency.
I’m as conservative as they come, but if Ensign runs again, I hope he loses.
If Ensign quit now, then Gibbons would appoint someone who would be up for re-election next year, along with Reid.
So instead of fielding one good person to go against Reid, we’d have to split funding between two candidates.
I really have no issue with Ensign’s voting record. I’m so not proud of his personal life, but his voting record is conservative.
Let him finish out his term and let Nevada voters decide if he earned another term.
Right now, this is a huge distraction from defeating Reid — which is what it was intended to do.
The GOP really needs to clean house of the adulterers, homosexuals, crooks, and drunks. How can the Republicans claim to be a “family values” party when we have such hypocrites as Ensign and Sanford? Yes, the Democrats have plenty of slimy characters - Edwards, Jefferson, Clinton, and Frank come to mind immediately - but they don’t claim to be moral exemplars in the first place. Like it or not, Republicans must be like Caesar’s wife, above reproach.
Good points.....Ensign needs to go now. I think some on here do not understand that the Dems will trash Ensign to all get up.....Ensign will not win.
Because family values are such a big issue with the GOP voters....not with the fiscal liberals...Ensign is toast. Too many will stay home election day if he is the nomination.
The GOP needs a good political cleansing....immediately. It is filled with liberals and hypocrites
Well, since the odds are they will not become above reproach, they should try to be less hypocritical.