February 08, 2011


Is John Ensign a Political Zombie?

Swampland: "Ensign enters the campaign the most imperiled incumbent in the Senate -- an irony given that Senate Majority Leader and fellow Nevadan Harry Reid enjoyed that uncomfortable hot seat the last time around... Republicans in the state seem to be waiting for Ensign to realize he's unlikely to get reelected. His fundraising has dried up -- he has a paltry $478,339 in the bank. That's compared to Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, another vulnerable GOP incumbent, who's got $7.1 million on hand. And waiting in the wings is GOP Rep. Dean Heller, a former long time Nevada secretary of state. Last cycle, Reid lived in fear that Heller might enter the race against him (and breathed a sigh of relief when his opponent ended up being Tea Party darling Sharron Angle). That fear has now been transferred to his Republican junior senator."










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