Around the South for Mar. 22: GA, FL & OK



Georgia: Ossoff aims for early victory. “The only way to approach any election,” Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “is to try to win it outright. That’s what my team and I are trying to do every day.” If he achieves his goal, the election will be decided April 18, without a runoff. However, polls so far haven’t shown him obtaining the majority necessary to avoid a runoff ……. Florida: Nelson leading Scott, but not by much. It’s 38.7% for US Sen. Bill Nelson (D) to 34.4% for potential challenger Governor Rick Scott (R). The poll was taken in early March by St. Leo University ……. Oklahoma: Lawmaker to resign today. State Sen. Ralph Shortey (R), who represents Oklahoma City, is expected to resign today. Shortey, found with a 17-year-old boy in a motel room that “reeked of marijuana,” reported The Oklahoman, has been charged with engaging in child prostitution, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prost