Around the South for Mar. 28: TN, NC & FL


Tennessee: Trump sending Hagerty to Japan. Continuing his pattern of dancing with the ones what brung him, especially Southerners, President Trump has nominated Nashvilleprivate equity investor Bill Hagerty to be his ambassador to Japan. Hagerty, who spent three years in Japan working with a business consulting firm, served as finance chairman for Trump in Tennessee as well as a member of Trump’s transition team, reports The Tennessean ……. North Carolina: Wind farms come under scrutiny. Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R), whose district includes military bases, is urging a three-year moratorium on wind energy installations. Brown and others contend that wind energy farms could “interfere with radar reception and military flight paths,” reports the News & Observer ……. Florida: Democrats target Ros-Lehtinen. After several decades of winning reelection by 60% or more, US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), the dean of the state’s delegation, in 2016 won by a smaller 55% to 45%. At the same time, Hillary Clinton carried her South Florida district with 59%. Thus, AmericanBridge, a pro-Democratic PAC, is running digital ads attacking Ros-Lehtinen for not calling for a “full investigation” of Russian interference in the presidential election, reports Sunshine State News …….