Georgia’s House Speaker Glenn Richardson ran on a family values platform as a Republican, but has been embroiled in a scandal involving his alleged affair with a lobbyist for Atlanta Gas and Light. He later tried to commit suicide and now has resigned after his ex-wife came forward with alleged proof of the affair.
Energy lobbyists appear to have become too literal in pressing the flesh with Republican leaders of late, here.
Previously, Richardson’s Democratic and Republican colleagues dismissed the allegation of the affair. Now Richardson’s ex-wife Susan has come forward with emails to the lobbyist and says that Richardson threatened to beat her. Richardson notably was a co-sponsor of a bill that would have financed a $300-million pipeline for the company.
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