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Taft Impeachment?

House Democrats are asking the legislature's legal research arm to explain the process of impeachment against Governor Bob Taft.

The Republican was convicted last week of four ethics law violations for failing to report golf outings and other gifts. The Democrats will meet Tuesday to discuss their response to Taft's conviction.

House Democratic leader Chris Redfern says that his members only want to understand the complicated impeachment process. Democrats will consider alternative responses, such as asking the governor to resign.

Democrats would need votes from Republicans who control the house to pursue impeachment. Senate President Bill Harris says that talk of impeachment is unwarranted. The Republican says he does not think there will be an attempt to impeach the governor. Taft says he won't resign.

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