Around the South for Jun. 10: VA, NC & FL


Virginia: Bettors bet on Kaine. Reuters reports that Predictit, an online betting site, shows US Sen. Tim Kaine (D) is the most likely vice-presidential choice for Hillary Clinton. Kaine led the list with 20% probability, flowed by US Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 17% ……. North Carolina: Export-Import battle doomed Ellmers. US Rep. Renee Ellmers (R), the first incumbent member of Congress to lose this year, was defeated mainly because of her support for the Ex-Im bank, according to an analysis by The Hill. David McIntosh of the Club for Growth, which spent $700,000 on television and digital ads against Ellmers, told The Hill, “The defeat of Renee Ellmers should be a warning to any Republican who campaigns as an economic conservative” but supports the Ex-Im Bank ……. Florida: Rubio raising funds for Lopez-Cantera. It’s looking less likely that Marco Rubio will seek reelection to the US Senate. The Miami Herald reports that Rubio is headlining a fundraiser for US Senate candidate Carlos Lopez-Cantera on the evening of June 24. The filing deadline is noon on the same day …….