Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’ll name Sen. John Ensign’s successor within two weeks — before Ensign’s May 3 departure from Congress.

Nevada law allows the Republican governor to name a successor at any time.

But Sandoval said Friday he’ll do so before Ensign resigns.

Ensign announced Thursday he’s stepping down amid a nearly two-year ethics probe stemming from his extramarital affair with a former staffer and allegations he helped the woman’s husband find lobbying work.

Sandoval isn’t commenting on his selection process.

He’s widely expected to name Republican Congressman Dean Heller, who he already endorsed in the 2012 contest to replace Ensign.

Heller also has the support of national and state Republicans.

Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has announced she would run for Ensign’s Senate seat.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (2)
  1. Can I simply say what a reduction to seek out someone who actually is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You definitely know how one can convey an issue to light and make it important. More folks must learn this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant believe youre not more common since you undoubtedly have the gift.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live