Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

No punishment for Ensign?..seriously nothing?

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against Sen. John Ensign over a $96,000 payment his parents made to his former mistress and her family.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a campaign finance watchdog group, announced Friday that the commission had dismissed its complaint against Ensign, his parents, his campaign and his political action committee over the money paid to Cynthia Hampton, with whom the Nevada Republican has admitted having an affair. CREW contended it amounted to an illegal political donation to Ensign.

The FEC said in a written statement explaining its reasons that Ensign's parents considered the April 2008 payment to Hampton, her husband and their children a gift given out of concern for longtime family friends. Hampton is a former Ensign campaign aide, and her husband Doug Hampton used to be an Ensign congressional staffer.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:14 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Level 34 (67,502 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • I am not at all shocked by this. Clinton has an affair...they want to crucify him. Rep does is "let it go." Why is their a double standard with Republicans all the time?

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 5:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • After what happened to Charlie Ragal where you expecting anything more to happen.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:16 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Yep. According to you link there is no punishment. Was that your only question?


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:29 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Not at all a shocker.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 11:25 PM on Nov. 19, 2010


    The commission's action doesn't mean the government is finished investigating John Ensign. He has been under criminal investigation by the Justice Department's public integrity section and the Senate ethics committee. The inquiries revolve around whether Ensign helped Doug Hampton violate federal lobbying restrictions.

    Ensign announced earlier this week that he is preparing to run for a third term


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 9:15 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • They found it was a gift. Get over it.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:51 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • That sounds bad.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 9:36 PM on Nov. 19, 2010