Senator John Ensign (R-NV) “is in full campaign mode in an effort to win back people’s trust and support after an affair with his best friend’s wife,” the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Ensign said today during a visit to a North Las Vegas factory that he has spent the past month putting together a fundraising team and scheduling several fundraisers in Nevada and Washington, D.C.
"The response has been favorable," Ensign said. "I’ve been encouraged."
Ensign has significant work cut out for him. Recent polls show the two-term Republican’s approval rating well below 50 percent. Party leaders have expressed concern about his viability as a candidate, and challengers already are nipping at his heels.