Around the South for Jul. 18: LA, NC & KY

Louisiana: Obama, Edwards on killing of police officers in Baton Rouge. “These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop,” President Obama said in a statement yesterday. “This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing,” Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said ……. North Carolina: Ross out raises Burr. For the second consecutive quarter, challenger Deborah Ross (D) raised more money than US Sen. Richard Burr (R), bringing in $2.1 million to Burr’s $1.6 million, reports the Charlotte Observer. For the campaign so far, however, Burr has raised $8.8 million to Ross’s $4 million ……. Kentucky: Paul skipping GOP convention. Although US Sen. Rand Paul (R) was selected as a delegate to the Republican convention in Cleveland, he has decided to stay in Kentucky instead. According to a report from Fox News, Paul, an ophthalmologist, will perform eye surgeries in Paducah and hold town hall meetings inWestern Kentucky …….