House Speaker Becky Lockhart's free path to a second term as speaker is getting a little rougher, as Rep. Mike Noel is throwing his cowboy hat into the race.
Noel made his announcement Saturday on "Red Meat Radio" the Republican Legislature's radio hybrid of Glenn Beck and The View, featuring Rep. Greg Hughes filling the role of Joy Behar.
"It's not any indictment against the current speaker," Noel said. "I feel like there is a reason we should only have a one-term speaker. I feel power begins to accumulate and I don't feel that's a good thing."