Around the South for Sept. 8: FL, OK & KY

Florida: Obama rejects Scott disaster plea. President Obama rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) request for a disaster declaration in the wake of flooding in the Tampa Bay area last month. Scott and the President have a history of conflicts; this is the fourth disaster relief request by Scott that Obama has rejected ……. Oklahoma: Brogdon resigns. State GOP chairman Randy Brogdon has resigned, effective September 10. Brogdon is a Tea Party favorite who defeated the incumbent chairman last May. According to the McCarville Report, Brogdon’s resignation was prompted by disappointment in his fundraising efforts and by the failure of the party to adopt changes that he favored ……. Kentucky: County clerk jailed. A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to go to jail until she allows her office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. While Davis remains in jail, deputy clerks in her office are issuing licenses to all couples …….