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VOL. 131 | NO. 21 | Friday, January 29, 2016

Ramsey Alleges Durham Affair With Ex-Lawmaker

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says state Rep. Jeremy Durham had an affair with another lawmaker, causing her to resign.

Ramsey made the comments to reporters after a legislative preview session hosted by The Associated Press and the Tennessee Press Association on Thursday.

Republican Rep. Leigh Wilburn of Somerville resigned just one year into her first term last month due to unspecified "unforeseen circumstances." She hasn't spoken to reporters about her decision to step down, and a relative said she has since changed her phone numbers.

Durham did not immediately respond to text or email messages seeking comment. An automated email response said the Franklin Republican would be away "for a couple of weeks for personal reasons."

Ramsey called on the House to expel Durham if he refuses to resign.

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