Around the South for Oct. 31: AL, FL & LA


Alabama: Sessions slams the Clintons’ speaking fees. US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R), a surrogate for Donald Trump, said that the $153 million in speaking fees Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned since he left the White House “knocks my socks off.” Much of the information was contained in WikiLeaks memos from 2011 in which Clintonconfidante Doug Band wrote that Teneo, his consulting firm, had raised $8 million for the Clinton Foundation and $3 million for Bill Clinton personally. “Stunning,” Sessions told Fox & Friends ……. Florida: Scott avoids the hustings. Trump has made 19 campaign stops in the Sunshine State since the end of July and Gov. Rick Scott (R) has not appeared at any of them, reports the Bradenton Herald. Moreover, Scott told the paper on Friday there were no political events on his calendar. He explained that his work on the Zika virus and hurricane recovery was his top priority ……. Louisiana: Edwards to reoccupy mansion in late November. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) and his family left the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge in mid-August because the region’s flooding brought chest-high water in the Mansion’s basement and the electricity had to be cut off. With $1 million in repairs underway, The Advocate reports that the Edwards family is expected to move back in by the end of November …….