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Frank Bernheisel: The View From Here
Frank Bernheisel
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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 05.31.10
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

Fun times in Washington

Of course the big news is in the Gulf of Mexico and Afghanistan but we should not let the fun little stories pass us by.

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) is being investigated by the FBI for his sex and ethics and corruption scandal. I wonder if it spill over into the C Street House or was that Church. Also, the Senate Ethics Committee is looking into Ensign's activities but I would not hold my breath there. The word on the street -- we have a lot of that in Washington -- is that the investigation appears to be heating and expanding. According to the Huffington Post, in the first three months of the year the senator raised exactly $50 in campaign contributions -- the result of two donations from one guy.

According to the LA Times, Ensign seems to think he can recover from all of this: "After delivering a floor speech against the financial overhaul bill last week, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) walked out of the Capitol into the spring sunshine and spoke optimistically of getting back to raising money for his reelection campaign -- never mind the looming ethics cloud stemming from his admitted affair with an aide…

The Nevadan has started organizing fundraisers and making calls to donors for help in winning a third term in 2012. Ensign, once a rising star in the Republican leadership, collected a mere $50 during the first quarter of this year, but he's confident that is about to change."

I wonder if they will hold the fundraiser in jail.

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