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Shelby GOP Chair calls on Stanley to resign

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shelby County Republican Party Chairman Lang Wiseman is calling on state Sen. Paul Stanley to resign following an affair with his 22-year-old legislative intern.

In a release posted on the county party's Web site, Lang calls on Stanley to "do the honorable thing and step aside for the benefit of himself, his family, his Senate colleagues, his Party, and the voters."

Stanley, a Germantown Republican and a married father of 2, told investigators that he had a sexual relationship with the intern and took explicit photos of her.

The intern's boyfriend has been charged with trying to extort $10,000 from Stanley in return for photographs and video of the affair.

Stanley has resigned from his position as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, but has signaled that he intents to remain in the Legislature.

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