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."