From senators to animals: Lawmaker who fell from grace now working as a vet
February 20th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
3 years ago

From senators to animals: Lawmaker who fell from grace now working as a vet

Las Vegas (CNN) - One minute, he's checking a cat's mouth for gingivitis. The next, he's carefully bandaging a dog's bloody, broken nail.

This could be any hard-working veterinarian tending to ailing animals. But the embroidered name on his crisp white medical coat bears a familiar name: Dr. John Ensign.

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Filed under: Congress • John Ensign • Nevada
Early voting begins in Nevada special election
August 27th, 2011
01:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Early voting begins in Nevada special election

(CNN) – Early voting began Saturday for the special election in Nevada’s 2nd congressional district, with the final voting date set for September 13.

Then-Rep. Dean Heller left the seat in May when Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed him to replace former Republican Sen. John Ensign, who resigned amid an ethics scandal.
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Filed under: Congress • John Ensign • Nevada • Sharron Angle
TIME: Ensign Ethics Charges Referred to Justice Department and FEC, Lurid Details Emerge
May 13th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
4 years ago

TIME: Ensign Ethics Charges Referred to Justice Department and FEC, Lurid Details Emerge

(TIME) - The Senate Ethics Committee released a report Thursday afternoon alleging that former Sen. John Ensign broke federal laws in a cover-up of the extramarital affair that torpedoed his once-promising career.

The bipartisan committee, which released its findings after a 22-month investigation, voted unanimously to refer the matter to the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission. “We have reason to believe that Sen. Ensign violated laws within their jurisdiction,” Ethics Committee chair Barbara Boxer said in a statement on the Senate floor.

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Senate committee refers Ensign case to Justice Department
May 12th, 2011
03:25 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate committee refers Ensign case to Justice Department

Washington (CNN) – The Senate Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it has referred key findings of its case against former Sen. John Ensign to the Justice Department, laying the groundwork for possible prosecution of the Nevada Republican.

Ensign resigned his Senate seat May 3 after revelations that he had an affair with a female aide who was married to another top aide and that his parents subsequently gave money to the aides' family.

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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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • John Ensign • Nevada
Ensign gives farewell speech
May 2nd, 2011
07:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Ensign gives farewell speech

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, gave his last Senate floor speech on Monday, addressing his “personal failures” and passing on some final words of wisdom to his Senate colleagues.

Speaking from the floor of the Senate chamber, Ensign admitted to getting “caught up in the hype.”
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Sen. Ensign says he will resign on May 3
April 21st, 2011
07:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Sen. Ensign says he will resign on May 3

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who is under an ethics investigation by the Senate, announced Thursday that he will resign his seat on May 3.

Ensign had previously said he would not run for re-election in 2012 following revelations that he had an affair with a female aide who was the wife of another top aide, and that his parents subsequently gave money to the aides' family.

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Heller announces bid for Ensign's seat in Nevada
March 15th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Heller announces bid for Ensign's seat in Nevada

(CNN)- Nevada Rep. Dean Heller told supporters Tuesday he intends to run for the seat being vacated by scandal-plagued Sen. John Ensign, a boost to national Republicans who view Heller as the best hope to keep the seat under GOP control.

"I know that the tough times are not yet over. However, I also know that there are better times ahead," wrote Heller in a Tuesday-morning e-mail to supporters. "Together we can move our country in a new direction, get Nevadans working again, and create a more prosperous future for us and our children."
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Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • John Ensign • Nevada
Ensign announces he won't seek reelection
March 7th, 2011
04:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Ensign announces he won't seek reelection

(CNN) - Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2012, saying in statement "there are consequences for sin."

"I do not want to put my family, those that I care about, or this state through what would be a very ugly campaign that would ultimately cause a great deal more pain than has already been felt as a result of my actions. For these reasons, I will not seek reelection in 2012," Ensign said during remarks at the Lloyd G. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas.
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Ensign will not run for re-election
March 7th, 2011
02:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Ensign will not run for re-election

(CNN) - Sen. John Ensign of Nevada will go before cameras in Las Vegas Monday afternoon, to announce that he will not run for re-election next year, two sources tell CNN.

The two term Republican will make a statement at noon local (3 p.m. ET) at the Lloyd G. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas.
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