Around the South for Feb. 25: SC, FL & RX

South Carolina: Mothers of victims of violence back Hillary. African-American voters are expected to account for more than half of the turnout in Saturday’s primary, and Hillary Clinton scored big in securing the support of Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, whose killer was acquitted by a Florida jury; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail; and Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, who died in a police choke-hold in New York City. All three mothers appeared with Clinton at a town hall in the state, giving a major boost to her already-impressive lead among the state’s black voters ……. Florida: Educator says Jeb backers should go to Rubio. “So what do we do now? Hundreds of my friends who had been working for Jeb are asking this of themselves,” writes Dr. Ed H. Moore, president of The Independent Colleges & Universities in an op/ed published in Sunshine State News. “With the clock running fast towards March 1, there isn’t much time to dally… Our collective task, to save both the Republican Party and our country, is to do everything we can to derail Donald Trump… I encourage you to support Marco Rubio.” ……. Drugs: States find little drug use among welfare recipients. According to studies of drug-test results, only a smattering of those receiving welfare payments have tested positive for drugs: North Carolina found a mere 0.3%; Tennessee found 0.17% …….