Around the South for Feb. 9: NH, AR & GA

New Hampshire: Paul backers go to Cruz. Six Granite State legislators who had been in Rand Paul’s corner before he withdrew from the presidential race have endorsed Ted Cruz in today’s primary, reports the New Hampshire Union Leader ……. Arkansas: Boozman raises money. US Sen. John Boozman (R) faces a righter-than-thou foe in the March 1 primary, but he raised $652,000 in last year’s 4th Quarter. Moreover, he’s been endorsed by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state’s largest newspaper ……. Georgia: Tax collections rise in January. Gov. Nathan Deal (R) announced yesterday that the state’s net tax collections for January were 6.4% greater than last January. This year’s January total was some $2.05 billion. Revenue for the financial year was $12.49 billion, 8.9% more than in 2015 …….