By Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox says he is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, a day after federal and state law authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

Fox made the announcement in a written statement Saturday evening.

Authorities raided Fox’s Statehouse office and home Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, FBI, IRS and state police. Officials haven’t said whom or what they are investigating.

Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello called an “informational caucus” Friday evening to talk about “the future of the House.” He says he has enough votes to be speaker.

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