Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 | 3:29 p.m.
He’s not gone yet.
U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has pretty much faded from public view in the wake of the sex scandal that forced him from public office. But his political action committee still has a couple of dying breaths to take.
Over the weekend, Mark Amodei, the Republican candidate in the special congressional election, accepted a $5,000 contribution from Ensign’s Battle Born PAC, according to campaign contribution reports.
Amodei doesn’t seem concerned about any potential taint from Ensign’s indiscretions, which prompted an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee and ultimately resulted in his resignation from the Senate.
“John Ensign is a longtime friend and we appreciate his service to the people of Nevada as well as his support for the campaign,” Amodei’s spokesman Peter DeMarco said.
Amodei is the only candidate Ensign’s PAC has contributed to since he resigned from office earlier this year. According to its Federal Elections Commission reports, the PAC is no longer raising money and has about $43,000 cash left on hand.