Around the South for Sep. 14: KY, FL & OK


Kentucky: Bevin hints a physical action. Speaking at the Value Voters Conference in the nation’s capitol, Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on Saturday told his audience, “I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically. But that may, in fact, be the case.” Bevin added, “First, we’re killing children, then it’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ now it’s this gender-bending kind of ‘don’t be a bigot’ … ‘don’t be unenlightened, heaven forbid.’ ” ……. Florida: Ros-Lehtinen running hard. Though she’s only won by less than 60% once in her 27 years in Congress, since the latest redistricting, US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) faces an electorate friendlier to Democrats. She also faces wealthy businessman Scott Fuhrman (D). So she’s gone on the offense, with TV spots attacking Fuhrman for pleading guilty to DUI in 2009. For now, it Leans Republican ……. Oklahoma: Inhofe praises Schlafly. US Sen. Jim Inhofe (R), who is up for reelection this year, tweeted an accolade for conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, who died last week at age 92: “Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous founder of the modern conservative movement… her legacy continues to inspire.” Indeed: After Donald Trump delivered a eulogy at her funeral in St. Louis, he received a standing ovation …….