Around the South for August 7th: TX, FL, & SC

Texas: Sessions/Allred race a “toss-up.”  The race between Republican incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions and Democratic challenger Colin Allred has been classified as a “toss-up” by pundits, signaling that the long-time incumbent may be in trouble.  Hillary Clinton won the suburban Dallas district by 2 points in 2016.  Florida: Congressional candidate calls for ICE dissolution.  Democrat David Richardson, running for Congress in Florida’s 27th District, has called for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a Spanish-language ad.  The issue has been a controversial one even amongst Dems, with more moderate candidates attempting to stay away from the topic as the calendar turns toward November.  1st District targeted by Dems.  U.S. Marc Sanford’s 1st Congressional District, where he lost a primary earlier this Summer, is no Republican lock according to poll-watchers.  A ‘blue wave’ could flip the district, where Republican Katie Arrington and Democrat Joe Cunningham will square off in November.  Arrington, who was supported by President Donald Trump in her primary upset, was out-raised by Cunningham in the 2nd quarter.