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U.S. Senator Ensign Member Of Promise Keepers, Also Enjoyed Adultery

June 17, 2009

The background material to these illicit affairs is always interesting.  And in the case of conservative Senator Ensign, once again shows the hypocrisy of the right-wing in this nation.  One should walk the talk, especially when using that talk to hammer other Americans from having their full civil rights.  Ensign got caught and dragged out, and that is a good thing.

“[A]ides to the Nevada Republican say the woman was 46-year-old Cynthia Hampton, a campaign staffer whose husband was a top aide in Ensign’s Senate office. … [Cynthia] Hampton served as the treasurer for Ensign’s reelection campaign and for his leadership fund, Battle Born PAC. According to people familiar with the matter, Ensign’s affair with Hampton took place between December 2007 and August 2008. FEC records show that she ended her affiliation with the two committees in early 2008. Hampton is married to Douglas Hampton, who, according to Senate records, served as Ensign’s administrative assistant in his personal office from November 2006 to May 2008 — around the same time Cynthia Hampton left Ensign’s committees. …

“Douglas Hampton was paid about $101,000 in 2008 and $144,000 in 2007 as Ensign’s administrative assistant. … Political insiders in Nevada and in the Senate said that Ensign decided to acknowledge the affair publicly after the husband of the woman he had been seeing asked him for a substantial sum of money. … A staunch fiscal and social conservative, Ensign has been considered a rising star in his party, recently making headlines by speaking at events in Iowa, raising speculation about his interest in a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. A born-again Christian, Ensign has been a member of the Promise Keepers, a male evangelical group that promotes marital fidelity.”

  1. Mike Licht permalink
    June 19, 2009 6:29 PM

    Senator Ensign is a veterinarian by training. How can his extra-marital fence-jumping habit be broken?

    “Neuter and Spay, it’s the Only Way.”


  2. sharon resnick permalink
    June 17, 2009 5:09 PM

    It is stories like these that feel like sunshine on a rainy day. I love it when these “family values” hypocrites get caught.

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