Turner Decides to Remain in House Leadership

State House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner has reversed course after announcing plans to quit his leadership post, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. He now says he will remain at the helm through the 2014 election. In early November, the Nashville lawmaker said he planned to step down, citing differences with Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron over political philosophy and campaign strategy. In making the announcement, Turner said colleagues in the House urged him to reconsider, while a talk with Herron cleared the air. “He's going to do what he does, and I'm going to do what I do and we're moving on,” Turner explained.