Battle Expected for Ensign's Senate Seat

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - With the resignation of Nevada Sen. John Ensign, Gov. Brian Sandoval must now appoint a successor.

He's widely expected to name GOP Congressman Dean Heller, who
has already announced he was seeking Ensign's seat. A special election would then be held for Heller's seat.

Sandoval endorsed Heller after he announced his candidacy.

Former Gov. Bob List is urging Sandoval to appoint Heller. An
appointment would give Heller, and the GOP, the advantage of incumbency, even if just for 18 months.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director Guy
Cecil said Nevada remains a top target for Democrats trying to protect their fragile majority in the Senate.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 120423979 - kolotv.com/a?a=120423979
Gray Television, Inc.