Around the South for Dec. 6: NC, TN & AR


North Carolina: McCrory concedes. “[T]he majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper,” Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said yesterday, reported the News & Observer. McCrory conceded to the state’s attorney general after the early results from theDurham County recount showed no change from a Democratic victory …….Tennessee: Corker gets push-back. Two right-of-center spokesmen have come out in opposition to the possible appointment of US Sen. Bob Corker (R) as secretary of state. “We can do a lot better than this,” Conservative Review editor Mark Levin said in his radio show, adding that Corker’s appointment “would be a disgrace.” And writer Benjamin Weingarten wrote in the Conservative Review that Corker’s “complicity” in the Iran nuclear deal disqualifies him, reports the USA Today Network-Tennessee. Although Corker opposed the Iran deal, critics cite Corker’s role in approving a Senate procedure that allowed the deal’s approval without the two-thirds vote a treaty requires ……. Arkansas: Hutchinson talks globalism with Trump. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told theArkansas Farm Bureau last week that in his post-election visit with Donald Trump he stressed the importance of a global market to Arkansas’s economy. He added that he expected Trump to give states more flexibility in spending federal dollars, reported ULAR Public radio …….