Democrats are poised to pick up some seats, the exact number we don't knowParties expect Democratic gains in Senate Nov 02, 2008
I recently challenged my colleagues to step up to the plate and help me provide the resources our candidates need to compete in races across the country -- to match the DSCC expenditures in targeted racesEnsign faults GOP colleagues Aug 22, 2008
I will not allow our Republican candidates to be outspent by the DSCC this cycleEnsign promises to match Senate Democrats Jul 30, 2008
While I am aware we do not currently have the funds to match the DSCC, I am giving our (independent expenditure) unit this budget on faith -- faith that my Republican colleagues will step up to the challenge and transfer the funds necessary to remain competitive with the DemocratsEnsign promises to match Senate Democrats Jul 30, 2008
Working couples with incomes over $160,000 should not be subsidized by retired firefighters or schoolteachersMeans test for Medicare drug plan sought Oct 05, 2007
John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is a former United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of ethics violation in May 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the former chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
Ensign was born in Roseville, California, to Sharon Lee Cipriani and a father whose surname was Mueller; his maternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Ensign says that he is one eighth (1/8) Filipino American, his Philippine-born paternal grandfather having been half-Filipino and half-German. Ensign's family moved to Nevada when he was a child. His mother remarried Michael S. Ensign, a gaming industry executive who subsequently became chairman of the board of directors of Mandalay Bay, and who adopted John.
Ensign attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and later graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Colorado State University in 1985 and entered veterinary practice soon after. He then became a successful businessman, opening a 24-hour animal hospital in Las Vegas. He owned two animal hospitals before entering politics.