Lt. Gov. Ken Ard resigns; McConnell to replace him

Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, facing indictment by a state Grand Jury for ethics violations, has resigned — handing the office to state Sen. Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston, and the post of Senate president pro tempore.
The resignation comes after a nine month investigation by a state Grand Jury into ethics violations, including allegations Ard used campaign money to buy personal items, including iPads, clothes, football tickets and a TV. Attorney General Alan Wilson…

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