Around the South for Dec. 13: SC, TN & FL


South Carolina: Graham joins call for Russia probe. US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) joined US Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Jack Reed (D-RI) in calling for a bipartisan investigation of alleged Russian interference into the USelection. Graham, a former rival of President-elect Donald Trump, never made peace with The Donald ……. Tennessee: Haslam, Trump score high in new poll. A VanderbiltUniversity poll of registered voters taken in mid-November showed Gov. Bill Haslam (R) with an approval rating of 68%. Trump’s approval rating was 60% and President Obama’s was 40% ……. Florida: DeSantis pushes term limits. US Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) and US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in a Washington Post op-ed, wrote “To effectively ‘drain the swamp,’ we believe it is past time to enact term limits for Congress.” DeSantis, who ran for the US Senate earlier this year but withdrew when US Sen. Marco Rubio announced for reelection, is a possible Senate contender in 2018 …….