Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, today admitted that he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff.
It has been reported that the consensual affair took place sometime between December 2007 and August 2008.
Ensign has refused to idenify the woman, but an aid for the Senator has said she worked for both Senator Ensign’s campaign operation and a conservative political action committee (the Battleborn PAC) from December 2006 to May 2008. Senator Ensign is the honorary chairman of the PAC.
Unlike his call for Bill Clinton to resign when Clinton had an extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky, Senator Ensign has said he will remain in office.