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Nevada Senator Admits Affair

Sen. John Ensign admitted yesterday that he had an affair with a staff member of his campaign.

The New York Timesreports that during college at Colorado State University, he became a born-again Christian and he and his wife, Darlene, were active in the Promise Keepers. A Las Vegas Review-Journal article from 2000 says that he was attending Meadows Fellowship Foursquare Church, a pentecostal denomination, at the time.

The Republican from Nevada said that he had "violated the vows" of marriage and "the worst thing I have ever done in my life.

"If there was ever anything in my life that I could take back, this would be it. I take full responsibility for my actions," he said.


Politico reports that Ensign decided to admit the affair publicly after the husband of the woman he had an affair with asked him for a substantial sum of money, a revelation that may hurt his chances for Senate leadership. Ensign consistently received high ratings from groups like Family Research Council and American Family ...

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