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Ensign Smackdown: Yes, the PCs Did It

Another one bites the dust.
Sen. John Ensign, R-NV announced today that he will not seek re-election.

Citing the consequences of an affair with a staffer’s wife, the two term senator’s announcement brings to eight the number of Republican senators who will not seek re-election in 2012.

Several PCs from Clark County, NV contacted Unified Patriots and let us know about some conversations they had been having with Ensign and with Ensign’s staff.  Every one of these contacts had mentioned to Ensign their plans to present a primary challenger in the NV senate race. While neither the Clark County nor Nevada Republican parties could vote officially to oppose a Republican incumbent, enough Precinct Committeemen and state/county officers apparently made their private and personal feelings known to Ensign.

Clark County, NV is Las Vegas.  As goes Clark County, so usually goes the rest of sparsely populated NV.   And this author happens to know that Clark County has a particularly strong PC movement determined to bring true conservative values back to the Republican Party.

Early reports from other new sources indicate that Sharron Angle will not be seeking the seat.

When you are a Precinct Committeeman in a  Central Committee meeting room, even US Senators listen to you very, very carefully, regardless of what your entire committee votes to do, or who to endorse.

Update: as further reports trickle in, it’s apparent that only 30-40 PCs in Clark were highly persuasive.  Clark County, NV has a county “Tea Party” GOP chair who is pretty well-known for listening closely to the PCs.   Combine that with the fact that the rural county chairpeople were “tea party” before there really was a national tea party movement, and the fact that Ensign was just travelling the state for all the Lincoln Day GOP dinners, and you have pretty compelling evidence that the PCs had their way on Ensign’s next candidacy.

Want to know what goes on in those smoky back rooms?  Get involved and cast your vote on what the GOP does behind the scenes.

 

Ron Robinsonhttp://www.procinct.net
Ron Robinson (Alhambra, CA) is founder of PROCINCT.net, a national internet platform that broke the party Voter Vault/PDI monopoly and delivered precinct walk lists in the 2010 election for over 16 million voters in wards in 20 US states. PROCINCT.net added Precinct Committeeman (PC) Strategy support in Dec of 2010 and is rapidly emerging as a premier online Precinct Strategy resource having worked directly with party and election officials in states to remove local obstacles to becoming a Precinct Committeeman. He is GOP Chair for the AD49 GOP Central Committee, a member of the Los Angeles County GOP Central Committee and a member of the LA GOP Technology Committee. Robinson worked as New Media Director for the John Colbert campaign for US Congress. He is an expert in social media and internet security and an outspoken advocate of precinct committee work, GOTV work, and transparency in party governance.

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    • Yes, if only, and to make matters worse they have a habit of taking up with staff and lobbyists.

      Brings to mind a line in a Henley song, “What is it that makes us throw off our contentment and beg for something more?”

  1. Even the British press has weighed in. Toby Harnden at the UK Telegraph:

    By any standards of decency, Ensign should have resigned immediately. Many might think that he should be in jail – and he may yet get there. It could be that Ensign’s decision not to seek a third Senate term was purely out of self-interest – he saw the polls and decided it was better to quit than to spend a lot of money that might be needed to fight legal cases losing next November.

  2. I couldn’t be happier that this loser is gone, he has sleaze oozing all over him. I pray to God that the next Senator is a Constitutional Conservative to buck up the newly elected Senator’s Lee and Paul the grand-daddy of all Constitutional Conservatives Jim DeMint!

    • Yes, if only, and to make matters worse they have a habit of taking up with staff and lobbyists.

      Brings to mind a line in a Henley song, “What is it that makes us throw off our contentment and beg for something more?”

  1. Even the British press has weighed in. Toby Harnden at the UK Telegraph:

    By any standards of decency, Ensign should have resigned immediately. Many might think that he should be in jail – and he may yet get there. It could be that Ensign’s decision not to seek a third Senate term was purely out of self-interest – he saw the polls and decided it was better to quit than to spend a lot of money that might be needed to fight legal cases losing next November.

  2. I couldn’t be happier that this loser is gone, he has sleaze oozing all over him. I pray to God that the next Senator is a Constitutional Conservative to buck up the newly elected Senator’s Lee and Paul the grand-daddy of all Constitutional Conservatives Jim DeMint!

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