Around the South for Feb. 21: SC, TX & VA


South Carolina: McMaster welcomes Trump big time. “This may be the single best day in the history of South Carolina,” Gov. Henry McMaster (R), the first elected statewide official to endorse Donald Trump for president, said in welcoming President Trump to North Charleston for the rollout of Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner. “We are going to makeAmerica great again and greater than ever before,” he added, reports the Aiken Standard ……. Texas: GOPers increase support for Trump. A University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey found that 81% of the state’s Republicans view President Trump favorably, up by 21 points from October. Meanwhile, 83% of Democrats oppose Trump. Overall, 46% of Texans approve of the job Trump is doing, to 44% who disapprove ……. Virginia: Democrats to challenge more GOP lawmakers. In 2015, Democrats challenged 21 incumbent Republicans in the state’s House of Delegates; this year, they plan on challenging 45, including 17 in districts that Hillary Clinton carried last November …….