Nevada's new senator sworn in
May 9th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Nevada's new senator sworn in

Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Dean Heller was sworn in as the Nevada's new senator Monday by Vice President Joe Biden.

Heller was appointed by Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to fill the seat vacated by Sen. John Ensign, who resigned in April amidst a Senate ethics investigation.

The two-term congressman, who had announced he would run for the seat in 2012, will now be the incumbent Republican in the next election.

Read more background information here.


Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • John Ensign • Nevada
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Welcome to the Senate Heller. Good news is you'll only be in the minority for another 1.5 years. Hang tough!

    May 9, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Move him in with the C street family and wait for the sex scandal.

    May 9, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. justthinkinoutloud

    Well I live and vote in Nevada, the Governor had his say last week, and I will have mine come November and I don't vote for any republican who voted to make medicare a voucher system.

    May 9, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. Stephen

    Here's hoping he's not a hacky ideologue. We have enough of those on both sides already.

    May 9, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Freedom

    Congrats Senator Heller.

    May 9, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Russ

    Unfortunately, Heller will follow in Ensigns footsteps. Another in the long line of family values people that stray. Ever notice most of them have no noticable upper lip? Of course most of them have gay affairs. Ensign was one of the exceptios since he cheated with a woman.

    May 9, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |