Around the South for May 24: TX, TN & NC


Texas: Abbott promotes his book. Starting off in Austin, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) last week launched a 19-city book tour across the Lone Star State. Titled “Broken But Unbowed, The fight to fix a broken America,” the book focuses on constitutional issues, which is what Abbott calls the transgender/restroom issue. He tweeted, “JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom.” ……. Tennessee: Haley speaks to GOP dinner. Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) keynoted the Volunteer State’s annual Republican dinner, identifying South Carolina and Tennessee as part of the “new South.” When it comes to race relations, she said the South, despite some remaining problems, is the place to “look toward,” not away from, reported The Tennessean ……. North Carolina: Burr will campaign with Trump. In a radio interview last week, US Sen. Richard Burr (R), who is up for reelection this year, said, “I’ll campaign with Donald Trump in North Carolina. I’m supportive of his presidency … We don’t need a third term of Barack Obama,” reported …….