Around the South for June 8: LA, KY & VA

Louisiana: Jindal unpopular at home. Despite a soon-to-be-announced presidential bid, Bayou State Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is suffering from poor poll numbers in Louisiana. His latest approval rating was 32%, compared to 42% for President Obama. The major cause is the state’s serious budget problems, which he can’t seem to work with the (Republican) legislature to resolve …….Kentucky: McConnell’s worst week. The Washington Post awarded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) its worst-week-in-Washington award for failing to obtain passage of the provisions of the Patriot Act that authorized the National Security Agency to collect bulk data on telephone records. His nemesis? His home-state US Senator and sometime ally, Rand Paul ……. Virginia: McAuliffe seeks defense contracts. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) leaves today for an eleven-day tour of six European countries seeking more business and new business for Virginia, especially its defense industries. The highlight, reports the Washington Post, will be the Paris Air Show …….