In 1998, Ensign ran for the Senate but was defeated by the Democratic incumbent, future Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, by 428 votes. Ensign won a Senate seat on his second try in 2000, defeating Democratic opponent Ed Bernstein by a 55%–40% margin, to succeed the retiring ...
He said that Ensign and Cynthia Hampton continued the affair, although intermediaries, including Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, tried to persuade the senator to end it. Coburn suggested that Ensign should help the Hamptons pay off their home and move to Colorado ...
Dec 29, 2014 ... Now, three years after the fall of former Senator John E. Ensign of Nevada, thousands of pages of previously undisclosed documents reveal new details about the evidence the F.B.I. gathered against Mr. Ensign, who briefly flirted with running for president in 2012. The documents, which show that Mr.
Dec 29, 2014 ... New FBI documents are shedding light on the investigation of former Nevada Sen. John Ensign, who resigned in 2011 amid scandal. Ensign was once thought to be a potential Republican candidate for . . .
Apr 21, 2011 ... WASHINGTON — Senator John Ensign of Nevada, the subject of an ethics investigation related to his affair with the wife of a former top aide, announced Thursday evening that he was resigning, effectively ending the high-profile Senate inquiry that had already ruined his once-promising political career.
Apr 21, 2011 ... Ensign had battled ethics problems stemming from an extramarital affair with a former staffer.
Senator John Ensign of Nevada admitted to having an extramarital affair with a married woman. Forget that this man of integrity is a Republican, a Christian, and a member of Promise Keepers, who criticized President Clinton for his extramarital hijinks. John Ensign, a defender of the Sanctity Of Marriage Act, is a little caught ...
Jun 18, 2009 ... The news blindsided official Washington: Senator John Ensign, a well-known social conservative and family-values advocate, admitted on June 16 to an eight- month extramarital affair with a married campaign aide. The Nevada Republican's sober confession, read before a pack of reporters in Las Vegas, ...
May 13, 2011 ... The Senate Ethics Panel released a long-awaited report into former Sen. John Ensign on Thursday. The Nevada Republican was forced to resign after it was revealed that he had an affair with the wife of an aide, had his parents pay the couple nearly $100,000, and then tried to get the aide a lobbying job in ...