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Ensign admits affair

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada is admitting he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff.

Ensign told The Associated Press in a statement, “I deeply regret and am very sorry for my actions.”

An aide in Ensign’s office said the affair took place between December 2007 and August 2008, with a campaign staffer who was married to an employee in Ensign’s Senate office. Neither have worked for the senator since May 2008. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity.

The aide declined to comment on Ensign’s political future.