Thursday, April 21, 2011

Senator Ensign to Resign Friday

Senator John Ensign (R-Nevada), who was testing the 2012 presidential waters until his extramarital affair* was disclosed in 2009, has announced that he will resign from the United States Senate on Friday. He previously announced that he wouldn't seek a third term next year.

Someone will have to be appointed before the Senate reconvenes next month.

Governor Brian Sandoval (R) will have to make a decision quickly, and smartly, because his appointment is likely to influence who does and doesn't run for the Senate seat next year, especially within Republican circles.

Representative Dean Heller should receive the appointment Friday and the nod in next year's Republican primary, because of his well established Conservative record in three terms of honorable service in the House of Representatives.

What say you?

* - With the wife of one of his aides.

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