Around the South for Sep. 30: FL, SC & VA



Florida: Clinton edges Trump post-debate. A survey of Sunshine State voters by Public Policy Polling (D), taken on the two days following Monday’s debate, showed Hillary Clinton with 45%, Donald Trump 43%, Gary Johnson 3% and Jill Stein 1%. Prior to the debate, however, Floridian Leslie Wimes, president of the Democratic African-American Women’s Caucus, told Politico, “Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in panic mode. Full Panic mode,” because of lagging enthusiasm for Clinton among black voters in the state ……. South Carolina: Mulvaney goes high-tech. US Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R) has joined with Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) to found the bipartisan Blockchain Caucus, concerned with digital currency and related technologies, reports McClatchy News Service. Mulvaney, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said that these recent developments have “the potential to revolutionize the financial services industry [and] the U.S. economy” ……. Virginia: Morrissey leads Richmond mayoral race. Former state Rep. Joe Morrissey (D), 57, who served time in jail for consorting with his then-17 year old receptionist who is now his wife, is now leading the polls in the seven-candidate contest for mayor of Virginia’s capital. That Morriessey is white and his wife, Myrna Morrissey, is black “only added another level of intrigue to the saga,” reports the Washington Post …….