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Conservatives in Nevada Want Sen. Ensign to Quit

Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 02:01 PM

Some Nevada conservatives want Republican Sen. John Ensign to resign amid a federal investigation stemming from an extramarital affair.

The resignation calls have been growing in the last week.

Republicans believe that Ensign's troubles are serving as a colossal distraction in the high-profile effort to oust Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

Former Nevada Republican Party executive director Chuck Muth calls Ensign "an albatross around the necks of every Nevada Republican candidate" and says he's the "the political equivalent of a suicide bomber."

Others don't believe the situation is that bad. Former Nevada Gov. Bob List says he didn't see Ensign's problems as causing serious issues for the GOP in the state.

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