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David Clark Challenges Speaker
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Buford Republican plans challenge to Georgia’s House speaker

A Buford Republican lawmaker has announced his intent to challenge the Georgia House speaker for leadership in the chamber. State Rep. David Clark said the leadership of House Speaker David Ralston, who’s led the party since 2010, will cause them to lose more seats in the chamber. Democrats flipped 11 House seats in the 2018

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Kemp lifts some restrictions on businesses, critics say it’s premature
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Kemp lifts some restrictions on businesses, critics say it’s premature

Georgia’s hair stylists, tattoo artists and massage therapists are among the people who can go back to work Friday following a new executive order from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that eases business constraints designed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Gyms, restaurants and other indoor businesses that were closed can open under Kemp’s

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Meet the young Republican David Clark challenging one of the most powerful politicians in Georgia
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Meet the young Republican challenging one of the most powerful politicians in Georgia

Georgia state Rep. David Clark asked God for guidance before deciding to call foul on alleged abuses of power by House Speaker David Ralston. After all, Clark tells Atlanta magazine, it’s “definitely intimidating” to challenge a man some consider the state’s most powerful—and certainly popular—politician. A year ago, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found that the

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Ralston strips key critic David Clark of House committee post
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Ralston strips key critic of House committee post

House Speaker David Ralston released a slate of new committee assignments that punished one of his most outspoken critics, who responded to his loss of a leadership post by calling the powerful lawmaker a “real-life Halloween monster.” State Rep. David Clark said he was the victim of political retaliation after Ralston removed him as chairman

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Georgia House Speaker David Ralston from Blue Ridge on Corruption
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Buford state rep. says new evidence supports ousting speaker David Ralston

ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker says new evidence supports his efforts to oust the state House speaker following reports the powerful Republican repeatedly used his position to delay court proceedings for criminal defendants who are clients of his law practice. Republican state Rep. David Clark of Buford held a news conference Wednesday with an independent

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Corrupt State House Speaker David Ralston
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Republican seeks to oust Ralston after AJC/Channel 2 investigation

A Republican legislator says he will introduce a resolution Friday calling on state House Speaker David Ralston to resign his position, after an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News found he frequently delayed criminal court cases by claiming the dates interfered with his legislative duties. The announcement by state Rep. David

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State lawmaker calls for Georgia speaker Ralston to resign

ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker is trying to oust the state House speaker following reports the powerful Republican repeatedly used his position to delay court proceedings for criminal defendants who are clients of his law practice. A resolution introduced Friday encourages House Speaker David Ralston to resign, accusing him of an “unacceptable abuse of power.”

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Resolution Calls For House Speaker Ralston’s Resignation

A Republican in the state house has filed a resolution calling for House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to step down after a recent news investigation into Ralston’s day job as a lawyer. According to the AJC, Ralston used a Georgia law that he helped write to repeatedly postpone court dates for clients charged with

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