Around the South for Dec. 7th – NC, GA & FL

North Carolina: Crowd cheers Trump. A crowd of 8,000 “boisterous” fans, saysRaleigh’s News & Observer, packed an arena to hear Donald Trump, the GOP’s leading presidential candidate, Friday night. He promised to confront terrorism. “We would handle it so tough, you would have no idea.” ……. Georgia: Deal nixes medical marijuana. “I still don’t think we have sufficient information or ability to control something of that nature if we start production and processing here in our state,” Gov. Nathan Deal said of legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, reported the Telegraph in Macon ……. Florida: Brown gets challenger? The word is that Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, 36, might run against 11-term US Rep. Corrine Brown in next year’s Democratic Primary. Although both Brown and Gillum are African-American, the district has been redrawn by court order and the new map would put Brown in unfamiliar territory. Brown has denounced the ruling as “a direct assault on minority voters.” …….