Around the South for Oct. 18: NC, OK & TX


North Carolina: Firebombing of Trump HQ ignites social  – but not national – media storm. After Donald Trump’s Orange County headquarters was firebombed with a Molotov cocktail, accompanied by a spray-painted message comparing the GOP to Nazis, the national media paid it nominal attention, focusing mainly on Trump’s jump-to-conclusions blame-game on the “animals” supporting Hillary Clinton. On the social media sites, however, reports the News & Observer, there has been widespread reaction to the bombing ……. Oklahoma: GOP registration grows. Since Sept. 1, 16,000 Sooner State voters changed their party affiliation. 8,500 switched to the Republican Party, 3,000 to the Democratic Party and 3,900 to independents, reports The McCarville Report ……. Texas: Clinton running ads. With Trump’s support in the Lone Star State dwindling – he’s down to a 4-point lead in the latest poll – the Clinton campaign has begun running TV spots in four major markets – Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, says The Quorum Report …….