Around the South for Feb. 14: TX, TN & NC


Texas: Castro to decide on Senate bid. US Rep. Joaquin Castro (D) on Saturday told an Austin audience of supporters that he will make a decision in 8 weeks whether or not to challenge US Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in 2018. “Ted Cruz has not spent a single day working for the people of Texas,” Castro said, reported The Statesman ……. Tennessee: Alexander, Corker meet with White House about judgeships. Republican US Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have met with a White House counsel regarding four current or potential federal district judgeship vacancies in the Volunteer State, reports The Tennessee Journal. The appointments could move the federal judiciary in theVolunteer State in a more conservative direction. Two of the judgeships were filled by either President Clinton or President Obama, the other two by President George W. Bush ……. North Carolina: March protests for eleventh year. An NAACP-sponsored Moral March on Raleigh last Saturday protested President Trump and his policies on LGBT rights, civil rights, gerrymandering, immigration and public education, reported Fox News. The large crowd approximated the size of the previous peak attendance set in 2014 …….