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  • Mustang Ranch brothel owner rides to victory in Nevada county commission race

    11/19/2012 8:02:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2012
    RENO, Nev. The owner of a Nevada brothel who was recently elected as a county commissioner says he faced few objections during his campaign. Lance Gilman tells The Associated Press that to many voters in Storey County his Mustang Ranch is just a business and a prosperous one at that. The 68-year-old Gilman describes himself as a dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values.
  • Republican Brothel Owner Who Employs 80 Prostitutes Wins Election as County Commissioner in Nevada

    11/19/2012 3:07:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 110 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 November 2012 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitutes wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin. The Mustang Ranch brothel owner is the first such owner to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971, Nevada historian Guy Rocha said. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's...
  • Vegas Employer: Obama WonSo I Fired 22 Employees

    11/08/2012 6:12:59 AM PST · by Freeport · 198 replies
    KXNT Las Vagas ^ | November 7, 2012 | N/A
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obamas re-election. David (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that elections have consequences and that at the end of the day, I need to survive. Heres an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation: . . . Im just one guy with 114 employees well was 114 employees watch what happens in the next...
  • No Carolina mans Facebook post claims he voted 4 times to save our country from Romney

    11/04/2012 12:52:57 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 3, 2012
    Wow. #Obama supporter admitted he's voted 4 times already w/ 1 to go. #tcot #gop2012 #mapoli #NCpoli http://t.co/Kj2PjJPy— Brad Marston (@BradMarston) November 02, 2012 Outraged citizens are using Twitter to investigate a man’s Facebook claim that he’s proudly voted four times already and intends to vote again. Brad Marston captured the post in a screen shot: Turns out the folks at TrueTheVote.org are very interested in Mr. 'Vote 5X' Turner. #tcot #gop2012 http://t.co/ZkPA9U6A— Brad Marston (@BradMarston) November 02, 2012 He voted early, and often, if his claim is to be believed. Why would someone publicly boast about committing voter...
  • Three swing states surprise Obama as voting day draws near -- Examiner.com

    10/29/2012 9:07:16 PM PDT · by annajones · 13 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10-28-2012 | kelly anderson wright
    2012 Election: Three Key Swing States leaning Romney Ohio: Governor says during "Meet the Press" that Romney will take Ohio. "I now believe it's going to happen." The Des Moines Register endorses Romney. They have not endorsed a Republic for the past 40 years. Endorsement is based on their belief that Romney has what it takes to work together. Nevada: The States Latino Governor Brian Sandoval predicts Romney will take the state. The Republican Senate challenger is ahead in that state.
  • Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer and John Ratzenberger today in Carson City to support Mitt Romney.

    10/27/2012 1:51:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
  • PPP Nevada poll: Obama 51, Romney 47

    10/24/2012 6:23:47 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 54 replies
    politico ^ | 10/24/12 | Alexander Burns
    One of the states Democrats view as part of an electoral college firewall is still leaning slightly to the president, per Public Policy Polling: PPP's newest Nevada poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 51/47, numbers exactly identical to what they were when we last polled the state two weeks ago. Obama is already well on his way to winning Nevada based on early votes that have been cast in the week. Among those who say they've already voted he has a 61/39 advantage. Romney is up 51/46 with those planning to vote between now and election day. ... Obama's...
  • The Effect Of The Hispanic Vote In Las Vegas May Not Stay In Vegas [Hispanic Vote The Decider?]

    10/22/2012 10:09:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22, 2012 | Bob Sacha & Zach Wise
    Road Trip: The Effect Of The Hispanic Vote In Las Vegas May Not Stay In Vegas By Bob Sacha & Zach Wise LAS VEGASThis city has seen more political commercials than anywhere else in 2012, more than anywhere else in the history of presidential campaigns: 73,000 TV ads, according to The New York Times. In an election with only a handful of states that are considered up for grabs, the importance of Nevada's six electoral votes was highlighted when President Barack Obama chose Lake Las Vegas, a golf resort east of here, as the place to spend three days preparing...
  • Dems hold smaller Nevada edge than 08

    10/21/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 15 replies
    politico ^ | 10/20/12 3:29 PM EDT | By CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Democrats will go into Election Day with a 90,000 voter registration advantage in Nevada, a smaller edge than in 2008 when Barack Obama carried the state. At the close of voter registration this week in the Mountain West swing state, there were 526,986 Democrats and 436,799 Republicans a difference of 90,187 active voters. In 2008, at the close of registration, Democrats held a statewide advantage of 100,723 voters. While the statewide gap between the parties has closed slightly since 2008 a year when Democratic registration surged in Nevada and Obama carried the state by 121,000 votes the...
  • Nevada Early Voting is Starting and Day One Results Are Out

    10/21/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Early voting is a new phenomenon that is has great implications on the final election outcome. Despite this, I dont much enjoy blogging it. The numbers get updated sporadically, there is an inherent uncertainty in what the requests or submissions actually mean and the sample sizes are really small. This makes drawing conclusions not much better than just plain old guess work until a critical mass of votes have accumulated. And by that time someone else has already done a better job analyzing the data than I could so I just leave it to them. One of the only reasons...
  • Sandra Fluke Hosts Obama Event In Nevada (10 PEOPLE SHOW UP!)

    10/20/2012 10:02:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 138 replies
    10/20/2012
    Sandra Fluke shows up to host a rally for Obama/Biden in Reno and 10 people show up. Can not post the story due to FR restrictions. http://www.rgj.com/article/20121020/NEWS19/310200053/Fluke-takes-center-stage-Reno
  • Nevada's Second Largest Daily Drops Obama, Endorses Romney

    10/20/2012 11:46:39 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 20, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    October 21, 2012 Nevada's Second Largest Daily Drops Obama, Endorses Romney By Daniel Doherty 10/20/2012 On Saturday afternoon, the Reno Gazette-Journal -- the second largest daily newspaper in Nevada -- cut ties with President Barack Obama and endorsed Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States. Heres the most salient excerpt from the devastating editorial: However, while he had to contend with a Republican Party that was determined to deny him a second term at any cost, Obama cannot avoid the consequences of poor decisions and misplaced priorities. Foremost among them was his early focus on an...
  • Rasmussen Nevada Sen : Heller 50% Berkley 43%

    10/18/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Incumbent Republican Dean Heller has opened a seven-point lead over Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley in Nevadas U.S. Senate race following their second debate and a visit by Bill Clinton to the state on Berkley's behalf. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Heller earning 50% support to Berkleys 43%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This race moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. The presidential race in Nevada is still a Toss-Up...
  • NV: Current Voter Registration Totals for Washoe & Clark

    10/13/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 13 replies
    Washoe County ^ | 10/8/2012 | Self
    For those unaware of the Republican gain in Washoe and the current numbers for Clark, here they are: http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/repository/print_pr.php?article=10446 Washoe County Registers Record Number of Voters for Nov. 6 General Election Reno, Nevada. October 8, 2012. Washoe County registered more than 3,500 voters in the past week for the November 6th election, and the County surpassed the previous record of 231,400 for the General Election in 2008 with a current 234,113 registered voters. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 90,331 to 87,960, with 55,822 nonpartisan and minor party voters now registered in the County. Clark - http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/election/Documents/Reports/RegStatsPP_Active.pdf DEM - 379,379 REP -...
  • Libertarian Johnson could help Romney in Nevada

    10/13/2012 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/12 | Caroline May
    While some may roll their eyes at Libertarian Party presidential nominee and marijuana-legalization champion Gary Johnson, recent polling shows that his presence on the ballot could have an effect on the presidential race, at least in Nevada. A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released Wednesday found President Barack Obama has a four-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Nevada (51-47 percent). But when Johnson is thrown into the mix, the former New Mexico governor garners three percent of the vote, largely pulling voters from Obama. When Gary Johnsons included he gets 3 percent and actually takes mostly from Obama,...
  • Romney Leads Obama in Nevada, Based on Recent Dane & Associates Poll

    10/12/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT · by libh8er · 29 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Dane & Associates
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- With the election less than one month away, Mitt Romney leads by 3 points over President Obama in the key battleground state of Nevada. Just prior to the debate in Colorado both candidates increased their presence in Nevada. Mitt Romney opened offices in Hispanic areas of Las Vegas while President Obama personally delivered pizza to his volunteers. Obama is now suffering the fallout of last week's debate, which is demonstrated in a recent poll conducted by Dane & Associates. Just a week ago, this race was a dead heat, but now after...
  • All Tied Up In Nevada 46 to 46 Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies (D-41/R-36/I-26)

    09/25/2012 12:14:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Glen Bolger is a partisan pollster for Republican candidates. His reputation for accuracy, however, is well-documented. He was among a scant few who thought Harry Reid would win the 2010 Senate race when everyone else was writing his obituary. Here are his results showing the race tied 46 to 46 in Nevada. And the cross tabs with Party ID of D +5 (Dem 41, Rep 36, Ind 22). In 2008 party ID was D +8 (Dem 38, Rep 30, Ind 32) and in 2004 party ID was R +4 (Dem 35, Rep 39, Ind 26).
  • CNN Poll: Nevada still a close contest

    09/20/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    CNN) One day before Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigns in Nevada, a new poll indicates the state remains very much a battleground in the race for the White House. According to CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) released Thursday, 49% of likely voters in Nevada say if the election were held today, they'd vote for President Barack Obama, with 46% supporting Romney. The president's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error, suggesting the two candidates are effectively tied in the fight for the Silver State's six electoral votes.
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 42%, Berkley (D) 41% (Rasmussen)

    09/20/2012 6:06:46 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Nevadas U.S. Senate race is now a virtual tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters finds incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 42% support, while his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, gets 41% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and a sizable 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is a marked change from July when Heller posted a 51% to 42% lead over Berkley. The Republican has generally had the lead throughout the year. Nevada now moves from Safe Republican to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports...
  • VIDEO: PAUL RYAN RALLY SPEECH - SPARKS, NV

    09/09/2012 4:57:18 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/8/2012 | YouTube
    Found a video someone uploaded of Ryan's first post-DNC campaign rally stop in Sparks, NV we attended Friday. I have no affiliation with the site that uploaded this, and the video quality isn't the greatest but the audio is pretty good. His stump speech changed significantly, and there wasn't a teleprompter in site. He specifically went after Reid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt6Pll6xlyg
  • Poll: Obama slips to two-point lead in Nevada

    08/22/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/12 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is holding to a narrow two-point lead in Nevada, although Mitt Romney has seen his prospects improve after naming Paul Ryan as his running mate, according to a poll released Wednesday. The survey by the Las Vegas Review Journal showed President Obama and Vice President Biden edging the Romney-Ryan ticket 47 to 45 percent. That's the closest Romney has been to the president since an NBC News poll in May. But while Romney edged closer to the president overall, Nevada voters who were polled are split on whether the addition of Ryan hurts or helps the ticket. While...
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns in Colorado & Nevada; Clinches GOP Nomination

    05/28/2012 9:15:30 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 89 replies
    C-Span ^ | May 28th 2012
    Mitt Romney will officially clinch the Republican nomination for President when he secures the 1,144 delegates required to become the party's nominee in the Texas primary later tonight. Romney will also campaign today in two western battleground states, Colorado and Nevada. The former Governor will begin the day in the northwest Colorado town of Craig where he will hold a rally at Alice Pleasant Park and is scheduled to talk about the economy and energy policy. According to the Craig Daily Press, the owner of Deer Park Inn sent the Romney campaign a video called The Perfect Storm Over Craig,...
  • Nevada Senate : Heller 47%, Berkley 40%

    03/20/2012 7:46:34 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Incumbent Republican Dean Heller holds a seven-point lead over his likeliest Democratic challenger, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, in Rasmussen Reports first look at the U.S. Senate race in Nevada. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada shows Heller with 47% support to Berkleys 40%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This Nevada survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on March 19, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for...
  • Donald Trump Takes Credit For Mitt Romneys Big Win In Nevada

    02/06/2012 12:26:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | February 6, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Appearing on Fox and Friends Monday, Donald Trump wasted no time in giving himself credit for Mitt Romney‘s landslide victory in the Nevada caucus. “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” Trump gloated. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.” RELATED: Poll Finds Trump Endorsement Was Net Negative For Mitt RomneyEarlier in the interview, co-anchor Steve Doocy asked why Trump took so long to endorse a candidate.“I like Newt a lot, but...
  • Vote Count in GOP Caucus Continuing in Nevadas Largest County [#of ballots differ in #of voters]

    02/05/2012 11:30:48 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies
    LasVegasSun ^ | Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 | 10:15 a.m. | Anjeanette Damon
    The voting ended half a day ago. The networks have called the race. The GOP presidential candidates have delivered their speeches and left the state. And, still, party officials in Nevadas largest county continue to count the vote. We are going to get this right, Clark County Chairman David Gibbs told the Las Vegas Sun today. If it takes us a little bit of time to get it rights, we are going to take the time. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was declared the victor of the Nevada caucuses Saturday evening, based on results from the rest of the state...
  • Gingrich says he will not drop out of the race tonight [Nevada LIVE THREAD]

    02/04/2012 3:55:17 PM PST · by VinL · 450 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2-4-12 | Hallow
    Newt Gingrich will stay in the Republican presidential nomination contest despite an expected loss to Mitt Romney in Saturdays Nevada caucuses, the former speaker told The Washington Times late Saturday afternoon. We had excellent fundraising meetings and calls yesterday, Mr. Gingrich said. Super Tuesday and beyond look good. The Georgia native thus dispelled rumors circulating in the press that his campaign had scheduled a press conference for late Saturday, after the results were in from the Nevada caucuses. We will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place, Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting...
  • Romney Wins Overwhelming Victory In Nevada Caucuses ["Few Opportunities" For Rivals To Catch Up?]

    02/04/2012 7:45:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 04, 2012 | Dan Balz
    Mitt Romney Wins Overwhelming Victory In Nevada Caucuses Dan Balz February 4 LAS VEGAS Mitt Romney won an overwhelming victory in Saturdays Nevada caucuses, giving the former Massachusetts governor his second consecutive victory of the year as he tightened his claim to dominant front-runner status in what had been a turbulent Republican presidential race. After his easy victory in Florida last Tuesday, Romneys big win in Nevada, where he also won four years ago, will provide additional momentum heading to Tuesdays caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota and set him up for more significant primaries in Michigan and Arizona at...
  • Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference

    02/04/2012 7:02:27 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 176 replies
    National Review ^ | February 4, 2012 | Ethan Klapper
    Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference By Ethan Klapper Updated: February 4, 2012 | 9:19 a.m. February 4, 2012 | 8:20 a.m. Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race. (snip)
  • Newt Gingrichs Nevada campaign appears in disarray

    02/02/2012 6:25:49 AM PST · by DM1 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2012 | Amy Gardner
    Things haven't gotten much better for Newt Gingrich ..... The former House speaker abruptly canceled a meeting with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ... Not even Gingrich's campaign advisers know why the campaign scheduler called it off, irking them and those in Sandoval's office who had helped set up the event. ..... Other signs of disarray appeared Wednesday. Gingrich's schedule called for a 1 p.m. rally in Reno, but volunteers put out word that the event would be at noon and that supporters should show up at 11:30. .....
  • Trump To Back Romney

    02/02/2012 7:15:45 AM PST · by Dysart · 188 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-2-2012
    Donald Trump will endorse Mitt Romney for president, sources with knowledge of the endorsement tell CNN.
  • Breaking: CNN, ABC report Trump to endorse Romney; Update: WaPo confirms its Romney

    02/02/2012 9:06:38 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 101 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, isnt this starting to resemble a certain reality-game show on television? Or would I be fired for pointing that out? Last night, reports surfaced that casino and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich in Nevada today, just two days before the binding caucuses. This morning, both CNN and ABC say that Trump will now endorse Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney will receive Donald Trumps presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN. Trump will make the announcement in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses. ABC is a little more specific about its...
  • Newt Gingrich in Las Vegas Tomorrow!

    02/01/2012 6:57:42 PM PST · by Loyal Sedition · 36 replies · 1+ views
    email | 2/1/12 | NVRCC
    Newt Gingrich in Las Vegas Tomorrow Las Vegas, NV Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will attend a rally in his honor tomorrow morning in Las Vegas. All Las Vegans are invited to attend to welcome the former speaker to the Silver State. Event activities begin at 8:00AM at Xtreme Manufacturing on 1415 W. Bonanza Rd., on the SE corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Bonanza Rd. Parking will be provided on the SW corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Bonanza Rd. Speaker Gingrich attended events all day today in Reno and is looking forward to visiting the southern part...
  • Palin: Yes, Id vote for Newt in Nevada to keep the race going

    02/01/2012 10:30:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    She's made this point about keeping the primaries going at least three times before, I believe. Has any Fox News reporter thought to ask her point-blank yet whether in theory that would mean encouraging people to vote for Romney if suddenly there were a big momentum shift and Newt started winning states? Somehow it's hard for me to imagine that, but she should at least have a chance to answer. Also, what's the endgame here? The idea is that the race should roll on because “competition breeds success.” Fair enough; in that case, presumably undecideds in any given state should...
  • Dean Heller Announces Run for U.S. Senate (NV)

    03/15/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    KLAS Channel 8 News ^ | March 15, 2011
    Three-term Congressman Dean Heller says he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Nevada Republican John Ensign. Heller's announcement after months of alluding to a run comes a week after Ensign announced he won't seek a third term. Ensign says he wants to shield his family from campaign attacks stemming from his extramarital affair. Heller sent an e-mail to supporters Tuesday morning announcing his Senate run. He says he wants to curb government spending and heal Nevada's troubled economy. The Silver State has the highest unemployment in the nation at 14.2 percent. Heller's staff has said he would...
  • Sen. John Ensign discovers his family

    03/07/2011 1:18:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/7/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Kudos to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, for finally figuring out that he should not run for re-election. I don't care if he is not facing criminal charges. Ensign's woes began with an affair with staffer Cindy Hampton. Hampton's husband worked for Ensign and was a close friend. After Mr. H. found out about the affair, Ensign's parents paid the Hamptons $96,000 and helped the husband find work. The whole story stank . . .
  • Nevada GOP Sen. Ensign won't seek re-election

    03/07/2011 1:35:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2011 | KEVIN FREKING and CRISTINA SILVA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, damaged politically and facing a Senate ethics investigation over an extramarital affair, said Monday he won't seek re-election next year. Ensign, who is under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee, said he decided last week against seeking a third term because he was worried about the effect of a campaign on his family.
  • John Ensign Poll (2012)

    01/15/2010 8:20:41 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 401+ views
    PPP ^ | January 14, 2010 | TOM JENSEN
    John Ensign's not very popular, but if the current political climate persists in 2012 he might be able to get reelected anyway. Ensign's approval rating is just 38% with 44% of voters in the state disapproving of him. Yet at the same time he leads three potential Democratic opponents for reelection by margins of 2-11 points. It's 43-41 against Oscar Goodman, 49-40 against Shelley Berkley, and 47-36 against Ross Miller. Those numbers say a lot about the priorities of voters in Nevada right now- they might not like Ensign on a personal level but having soured on Barack Obama and...
  • Ensign Says He'll Seek Re-Election

    07/14/2009 11:02:26 AM PDT · by steve-b · 23 replies · 1,167+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 7/14/09 | Rachel Slajda
    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."