Around the South for June 29th: FL, GA, & TN

Florida: Rubio under fire for voting record.  A back-in-the-race Marco Rubio is already under fire for his sparse attendance in the U.S. Senate, and not by his Sunshine State opponents.  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid took a shot at Rubio, saying taxpayers should sue the former Presidential candidate for ignoring his responsibilities to them by missing so many votes.  Expect more of that line of criticism.  Georgia: Lewis, fellow Dems face ethics complaints for sit-in.  U.S. Rep. John Lewis and the rest of the Democratic lawmakers who engaged in a 25 hour sit-in last week in an attempt to jump start the gun-control debate face ethics complaints from a Conservative leaning interest group.  The complaints allege that the protest was a campaign tactic, while those who participated obviously disagree.  Tennessee: Haslam criticizes ‘Brexit’.  Governor Bill Haslam this week told reporters he thought the Brexit vote would ‘be a negative’ both for British voters as well as for the international economy as a whole.  That message runs against what most Republicans have said following the vote.