Retired? Doesn't matter. Beat in a primary? No problem.
You're still in office until the new person is sworn, so you still get to take taxpayer funded trips, as Rep. Richard Montgomery, R-Sevierville; Rep. Jeanne Richardson, D-Memphis; Sen. Mike Faulk, R-Church Hill; Rep. Don Harmon, D-Dunlap; Sen. Roy Herron, D-Dresden; and Rep. Jimmy Naifeh, D-Covington are all learning.