Will Yokley Go Down Fighting?Why might State Representative Eddie Yokley agree to an extremely long-odds race for the State Senate? Maybe he wants to go down fighting:
Eddie Yokley has been in the Tennessee House of Representatives for eight years, and while many members stay much longer than that for good reasons, eight years of service in Nashville for any person is what we in East Tennessee would call a "good long minute" of interrupting personal, family, and professional life. While it is very much conjecture to say so, it might be that if Eddie Yokley were to retire, he would want to go because the people sent him home. By running for the Senate, Eddie Yokley could be signaling in his own way that he is ready to retire from State politics, but that he might rather the voters do the retiring for him.