Special Counsel Appointed to Investigate Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

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Nevada Senator John Ensign (R-NV), who had an affair with the wife of one of his key staffers, got some bad news today.  The Senate Ethics Committee announced that it has appointed a special counsel to conduct a “preliminary inquiry” into whether Sen. Ensign broke US Senate rules during the course of the affair and its aftermath. 

Senator Ensign is up for re-election in 2012.  Nevada Republicans have been hoping he would step aside. So far, for them, no such luck.

Details from Politico are here.

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