North Carolina: Walker skeptical of healthcare deal. Noting that efforts to reach agreement on a replacement to Obamacare is “like squeezing blood out of a turnip,” US Rep. Mark Walker (R), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, told The Hill that concessions to conservatives cause moderates to jump ship, and vice-versa ……. Virginia: Perriello gets Sanders’ endorsement. Former US Rep. Tom Perriello (D), in a tight Democratic Primary battle for the gubernatorial nomination, has gained the support of US Sen. and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The move should help Perriello raise money from national liberal sources, reports the Washington Post ……. Florida: Soros gives big money to Gillum. Billionaire George Soros contributes regularly to Democratic and liberal causes in the Sunshine State, giving the state Democratic Party $1 million in 2014 and $1.3 million in 2016. This year, he and his son Alex Soros have donated a total of $150,000 to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s (D) gubernatorial campaign, the largest contributors to Gillum’s $765,000 campaign kitty, reports Sunshine State News …….