Around the South for Sep. 7: TX, AR & FL


Texas: Cornyn blasts Clinton Foundation fundraising. “As [Hillary Clinton] was performing her job of Secretary of State,” said US Sen. John Cornyn (R), “the Clinton Foundation was shaking down donors who were buying access. It’s absolutely deplorable,” reported in ……. Arkansas: Boozman ignores debate challenge. Conner Eldridge, the Democratic challenger to US Sen. John Boozman (R), has again challenged the incumbent to a debate at the Salt Bowl, an annual football game between rival high schools, reports KTHV in Little Rock, but Boozman has again ignored Eldridge’s challenge. The two, however, are scheduled to debate October 12 sponsored by the Arkansas Educational Television Network ……. Florida: Nelson says SpaceX explosion not major setback. According to US Sen. Bill Nelson (D), who flew on the Space Shuttle ‘Columbia’ in 1986, the explosion of a space ship at the Kennedy Space Center, “is not that big of a setback. What would have been a setback is if we had lost some human astronauts.” Nelson, reports CBS12 in West Palm Beach, noted that some 17 NASA astronauts had been lost in the past. “Those were big setbacks… Space flight is a risky business.” …….