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Tom Crawford: Speaker may seek to shift his power to governor's post
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David Ralston is now being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018, which leads to an obvious question: Why would someone want to run for governor when he’s already speaker of the Georgia House? The speaker is one of the most powerful persons in state government. Thanks to the generosity of lobbyists, he can eat and drink without ever paying for it and even get a free trip to Europe.