Around the South for Aug. 10: AL, FL & VA

Alabama: Sewell “outraged” by legislature’s Medicaid cuts. US Rep. Terri Sewell (D), who represents the 7th District (Birmingham), lashed out at the decision by the state House of Representatives to cut $156 million from the Medicaid budget. “This is a fiscally and morally deplorable way to cover the state’s budget shortfall,” she said in a statement, say the cuts would be “devastating” on hospitals and nursing homes ……. Florida: Wasserman Schultz not impressed with Carly Fiorina. “[W]hat’s impressive about a woman who nearly drove a Fortune 500 company into the ground. Who fired 30,000 people when she was CEO. Whose stock dropped by 50% when she was head of the company,” said Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as reported in As Fiorina said about her own attacks on Hillary Clinton, it takes a woman to criticize a woman ……. Virginia: McAuliffe stumping for Clinton. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) traveled to New England yesterday on a two-state campaign tour to help Hillary Clinton. McAuliffe, who chaired Clinton’s 2008 presidential effort, will go first to Freeport, Maine, for a lobster bake, then to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a Clinton campaign open house, reported the Washington Post …….