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Ensign: I Won't Quit, and I'll Run Again

Disgraced senator says supporters don't want him to resign
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 1:30 PM CDT
Ensign: I Won't Quit, and I'll Run Again
Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., talks with reporters June 22, 2009, on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Sen. John Ensign says he’ll stick with his job and run for reelection despite news of his affair and his parents’ $96,000 payment to his mistress’ family, the Las Vegas Sun reports. The Republican says his supporters are telling him he shouldn’t resign, and “I fully plan on running for reelection,” he says. “I’m going to work to earn their respect back.” (Read more John Ensign stories.)

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