Around the South for Mar. 7: MS, KY & LA

Mississippi: Trump, Clinton favored on Tuesday. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is a heavy favorite in tomorrow’s primary. In a recent Magellan Strategies (R) poll, Trump had 41%, Ted Cruz 17%, Marco Rubio 16%, John Kasich 8% and Ben Carson – since withdrawn – 5%. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton had 65%, Bernie Sanders 11%. Meanwhile, the Clarion-Ledger has endorsed Kasich and Clinton ……. Kentucky: Trump wins; state House up tomorrow. Donald Trump won the Bluegrass State with 36% to Ted Cruz’s 32%, Marco Rubio’s 17% and John Kasich’s 15%. Trump carried 79 counties, including the coal mining region, while Cruz carried 41, including the Northern counties bordering Ohio. Meanwhile, tomorrow four special elections for state House seats could – or could not – give the GOP control of the state’s lower chamber ……. Louisiana: Clinton, Trump win. Hillary Clinton rolled to a whopping 71% to 23% victory over Bernie Sanders Saturday after a campaign featuring a slew of ads, surrogates crisscrossing the state, and a last-minute visit to New Orleans by former President Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, Trump overcame a well-organized campaign by Ted Cruz, garnering 41.5% to Cruz’s 37.8% …….