Around the South for May 18: KY, TN & NC

 

Kentucky: McConnell wants focus on agenda. “I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) told Bloomberg News. “so we could focus on our agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare.” ……. Tennessee: White House needs control. “The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order …” US Sen. Bob Corker (R), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Bloomberg. “Obviously they’re in a downward spiral right now and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips [with] all that’s happening.” ……. North Carolina: Tillis hospitalized. US Sen. Thom Tillis (R) collapsed while running in the annual American Council of Life Capitol Challenge race, reported CNN. Tillis tweeted, “Hey everybody. I’m fine. Just running about 2 and half miles in, got overheated.” …….