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Ensign Will Run Again

July 14, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The Las Vegas Sun reports:

Washington — Republican Sen. John Ensign said Monday that not only does he have no intention of resigning in light of his affair and his parents’ payout to the woman’s family, he plans to seek reelection when his term is up in 2012.

Ensign told the Las Vegas Sun he has received calls and e-mails of encouragement from supporters both in Nevada and Washington.

When asked Monday whether he had any thoughts about stepping down, Ensign said his supporters are sending one message: “They say, ‘Don’t.’ ”

“I fully plan on running for reelection,” Ensign said late Monday evening. “I’m going to work to earn their respect back.”

You’ve undoubtedly heard all about Ensign’s extramarital affair with his Chief of Staff’s wife and his parents’ $96,000 “gift” to help smooth over the hard feelings. But you probably don’t know too much about what else he’s been up to as a U.S. Senator. For that, go here.

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