Fellow Democrat calls on Ford to resign

A fellow Democrat called on state Senator John Ford of Memphis to resign amid ethics accusations.

State Representative Mike Turner of Old Hickory told W-T-V-F T-V of Nashville he believes Ford has hurt the credibility of the legislature and the credibility of the Democratic Party.

Turner is believed to be the first legislator to call for Ford to resign.

Ford is under investigation for his business dealings and campaign spending.

He has said he's done nothing wrong.

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