Around the South for Oct. 19: FL, VA & Emily

Florida: Clinton leads. It’s 48% for Hillary Clinton, 44% for Donald Trump, says the latest Quinnipiac University poll in the Sunshine State. Clinton garners 91% of Democrats, Trump 85% of Republicans ……. Virginia: Trump running ads, Clinton way ahead. Despite a lead of 44% to 29% in the latest Public Policy Polling survey (D) of the state’s voters, Trump is blitzing the state with $2 million in TV ads, reports the Washington Post ……. Emily: Democratic group backs four in South. Emily’s List, which funds Democratic women candidates, is fundraising for four contenders in the South: Stephanie Murphy (D) vs. US Rep. John Mica (R) in Florida 7; Val Demings (D) vs. Thuy Long (R) in Florida 10; Jane Dittmar (D) vs. Tom Garrett (R) in Virginia5; and LuAnn Bennett (D) vs. US Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in Virginia 10 …….