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Kentucky lawmaker to step down from leadership post

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark says he will not run for the leadership post he has held since 1993.

The Louisville Democrat, who was re-elected for the 18th time last week, also said he is likely to retire at the end of his two-year term. Clark has represented the 46th legislative district for more than 30 years and has been second in command for the Democratic majority for more than two decades.

In a letter to House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Clark said he decided not to seek re-election as speaker pro tem because he thought it was a good time for someone new to learn the job while Democrats still control the House and the governor's office. Democrats maintained their eight-seat majority after last week's elections.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's term ends in January 2016.

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