Around the South for Dec. 4: FL, SC & TX

Florida: State high court rules for LWV map. In a 5 to 2 opinion, the Florida Supreme Court decided in favor of a map of the boundaries of the 27 congressional districts that was drawn by the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and, in one case, a Democratic consultant, reports Sunshine State News. US Rep. Corrine Brown (D), an African American, has served notice she will appeal the ruling for reducing the percentage of black voters in her district ……. South Carolina: Polls shows ideology in GOP. According to a survey by Henry Olsen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, quoted by columnist George Will, the Palmetto State’s Republican primary electorate has four groups: Moderates/liberals 32%, somewhat conservatives 32%, very conservative evangelicals 28%, and very conservative seculars, 6% ……. Texas: Cruz softening his image. Whether it’s selling a Ted Cruz Christmas sweater, or acting out a movie scene in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Cruz is trying to make himself more “likeable” to the public, according to The Hill. In October, Cruz said, “If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I ill get the job done and I will get you home.” …….