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June 1st, 2009

Ensign Tests the Political Waters – Sticks Finger in Calf’s Mouth

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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ensigncalfNevada Senator John Ensign has arrived in Iowa and just completed his tour of Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center Iowa.

When asked by Fox News’ Carl Cameron if he was running for President, Sen. Ensign said “no.” Cameron followed up by asking, “You are in Iowa, the leadoff caucus state, are you thinking about running for President? Ensign said, “No.”

So why is Senator Ensign in Iowa? To help find candidates, help the Republican Party to deliver a message of personal responsibility, limited government, and a better America. “Our party needs voices like that now more than ever,” Ensign concluded.

Ensign didn’t absolutely rule out a run for President. He said, “I’m saying I’m focused on being a Senator, and lending my voice as a leading conservative. Our party needs it and I hope I can help.

Iowans are used to hearing candidates tell us that they are not running for President only to see them make it official six or eight months before the caucuses.

More on Ensign’s visit to follow.

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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