Around the South for Sep. 27: AL, AR & VA


Alabama: Sessions admonishes Bushes. “Millions of Americans, including this one, worked their hearts out for the Bushes in 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2004,” US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) told the Washington Examiner, “And it wasn’t Bill Clinton that helped the Bushes get elected. It was the same voters, in large part, that elected Ronald Reagan and stand to elect Donald Trump.” Sessions concluded that the Bush family are “not thinking clearly enough about this.” ……. Arkansas: Boozman, Eldridge on TV. USSen. John Boozman (R) started is television advertising on Sept. 13, with a $300,000 buy for a 30 second spot. Former federal prosecutor Connor Eldridge, his Democratic challenger, spent $33,000 for TV spots from last Friday through early October, ads which highlighted Boozman’s refusal to agree to more debates ……. Virginia: Comstock in tough battle. Freshman US Rep. Barbara Comstock (R), elected with 54% in 2014 in Northern Virginia’s 10th District, is in a tough battle for reelection with LuAnn Bennett, a newcomer to elective politics but a long-time contributor to Democrats. Comstock is raising more money and is meeting-and-greeting throughout the district, stressing constituent service. Her big problem, however, is the Donald Trump is not popular with the suburbanites – many federal employees – who populate the district. Stay tuned …….