Around the South for Mar. 1: AL, OK & Veep

Alabama: Sessions endorses Trump. The Senate’s leading foe of illegal immigrants, US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), over the weekend became the first US Senator to endorse Donald Trump for president. Trump was leading in Alabama already, but Sessions’ support is a signal to those for whom immigration is a key issue that Trump is their man. It’s also a blow to Ted Cruz, Sessions’ fellow senator and a strong foe of illegal immigration, who has yet to garner an endorsement from any of his Senate colleagues ……..  Oklahoma: Sanders leads. Today’s Southern primaries will likely be a sweep for Hillary Clinton, but she has one weak spot. In Oklahoma, it’s 48% for Bernie Sanders, 43% for Clinton, according to a Monmouth University poll taken over the weekend. It’s within the margin of error, but the Sooner State’s population is only 8% African American and its “good ol’ boy” Democrats of the past have mostly become Republicans ……. Vice President: Two Southerners on Trump’s list? The Washington Post listed two Southern governors, Florida’s Rick Scott and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, on a list of four potential second-spot picks for Trump …….