Around the South for Aug. 11: FL, VA & 2024

Florida: Brown sues over redistricting. Contending the Florida Supreme Court’s redistricting decision violates the Voting Rights Act, US Rep. Corrine Brown (D) has filed suit in federal court challenging the ruling. Brown contends that the new map “will bring about minority vote dilution and hamper the ability of the state’s minority residents to elect a candidate of choice,” reported Sunshine State News ……. Virginia: Walker picks Obenshain. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has chosen state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R), bearer of a prominent Republican name in Virginia, to head his campaign in the state. “I believe we need someone with proven executive experience to lead this country,” Obenshain said in a statement, “and Gov. Walker has shown he can do that.” ……. 2024: Four possible presidents. If you think we are starting to early on this presidential election, you won’t be happy that former ambassador Howard Gutman forecasts that after Hillary Clinton victories in 2016 and 2020, the Democrats will win again in 2024 with one of four candidates: Housing Secretary Julian Castro, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, or one of two US Senators from Virginia: Tim Kaine or Mark Warner. Burnout, anyone? ……..