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John Ensign
John Ensign

AIR DATE: January 27, 2011

Pundits in Nevada and around the country say Senator John Ensign's chances for reelection are grim. Ensign was embroiled in scandal after news of an affair with one of his former staffers came to light in 2009. So can Senator Ensign make amends with voters? We talk with John Ensign about reelection as well as the shootings in Arizona and the economic outlook for Nevada.

Senator John Ensign, [R-NV]
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    This was a useless program, what a waste of airtime. Mr Ensign did not say anything of substance. What a shame!
    E PelJan 21, 2011 10:42:09 AM
    1. We cant operatre our government with out Taxses, everyone should pay their fair share. 2. Ensign hit it it the head when he said Health insurance companies are middlemen, for profit motivated , is the fed or state insurance administraded by for profit middlemen ? When can I buy the same insurance that my representatives have ?
    J DowneyJan 21, 2011 10:08:32 AM
    As a Nevadan, I want a representative that works towards middle ground solutions and gets things done for the over all good of our Nation. I do not believe Mr. Ensign has demonstated this type of leadership.
    Rose MoraJan 21, 2011 10:06:30 AM
    does the senator still believe, as his defense dept attache wrote me, that when we went to war in iraq the troops had all of the necessary body armor needed for self protection, even though families were sending armor overseas to their loved ones who lacked it? also does he still believe, as his staff emailed me, that we adequately fund brain injuries of those whom risked their lives in the iraq and afganistan wars and paid an incredible price for it?
    Peter Van DykJan 21, 2011 09:28:30 AM
    I wonder how it is that Republican and Conservatives can vilify and hound someone like Bill Clinton--and spent over $35 million of our money on Ken Starr's inquisition--yet John Ensign wants voters to forgive him? Please.
    BobJan 21, 2011 09:26:31 AM
    Senator Ensign's comments on FDR's economic policies is so wrong. The New Deal was working but FDR's mistake was to listen to people in the past like Senator Ensign and FDR cut "stimilus" spending to soon and stalled the recovery. Also, one of the reasons that the Roaring 20's were "roaring" was that people were allowed to purchase stocks on the "margin" and that is also one of the reasons why the Stock Market crashed in 1929. As usual, Senator Ensign is wrong it what he states and is just spreading Republican propoganda! What Senator Ensign proposes is cut government spending, let the free market run wild until we have yet again another financial crisis. The Republicans never learn. If history teaches us anything it is that laissez-faire economics always result in either a banking crisis, a recession, or a depression. Of course how could we expect Senator Ensign to be truthful with the voters when he can so easily explain away his affair.
    Jay DickermanJan 21, 2011 09:22:22 AM
    senator ensign's characterization that obama's comments contributed to the economic disruption of convention business in las vegas is the equivalent of saying his comments caused the drop in airline travel worldwide, fairy dust senator, fairy dust
    Peter Van DykJan 21, 2011 09:14:54 AM
    As opposed to Senator Reid, you hardly ever hear any news from Senator Ensign. I have lived in Las Vegas Nevada for over 15 years now. I cannot recall any significant accomplishments by the senator. He seems like an obscure figure that gets elected just because he is the Other or opposing Senator to Senator Reid. Can he comment on his accomplishments for his constituents in Nevada and how he is different from the others of his own party? Thankyou
    El PelegrinoJan 21, 2011 09:12:00 AM
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