Around the South for June 9: NC, FL & Senate

North Carolina: McCrory veto of anti-gay marriage bill now in House. The state Senate has already voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) veto of a bill that would allow public officials to opt out of performing weddings for same-sex couples. Now the measure goes to the state House of Representatives. The House originally passed the bill 67 to 43, which is one vote more than the 60% needed to override McCrory’s veto ……. Florida: Rubio will block ambassador to Cuba, unless… US Sen. Marco Rubio (R), whose parents emigrated from Cuba, announced that he will oppose President Obama’s choice of an ambassador to Cuba unless current negotiations with the Castro regime produce more human rights, fewer restrictions on US diplomats, and resolution of property claims by US citizens against the Cuban government ……. Senate: Florida, North Carolina US Senate seats could switch from R to D. The Washington Post’s experienced political reporter Chris Cillizza has ranked the top ten US Senate seats that are likely to change parties in 2016. He puts Florida’s Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio as the third most likely; he ranks North Carolina’s US Sen. Richard Burr (R) in ninth place. The others are in IL, WI, NV, PA, NH, CO, OH & AZ …….