Around the South for May 15: AR, KY & GA


Arkansas: Boozman praises Comey. “I am grateful for James Comey’s integrity and service during his tenure as the bureau’s director,” US Sen. John Boozman (R) said in a statement last week. He added, “Americans deserve a full explanation as to the circumstances of the decision to immediately remove Mr. Comey from his post” as FBI director ……. Kentucky: Paul alleges Obama Administration spied on lawmakers. After revealing that he had evidence that he had been the subject of surveillance by the Obama Administration, US Sen. Rand Paul (R) said last week on Fox News that another senator told him that he suspected he was spied on by the previous administration. “It’s about your own government spying on the opposition party,” said Paul; “That would be enormous if it’s true.” ……. Georgia: Yates touted for gubernatorial run. After being in the spotlight last week for her testimony about the investigation of Russian involvement in the US election, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is the subject of renewed interest by Georgia Democrats who want her to run for governor next year. “Sally Yates’ calm and strong demeanor showed me she could be a great governor of Georgia,” said Tharon Johnson, a veteran of Barack Obama’s campaigns and now a Georgia Democratic consultant, reports The Hill …….