Around the South for May 19: LA, FL & VA


Louisiana: Kennedy on Trump/Comey/Russia. Freshman US Sen. John Kennedy (R) told Politico, “The truth will set you free, but sometimes it will make you feel like hell. We need to go get the truth and let the chips fall where they may.” ……. Florida: Ros-Lehtinen reacts to the latest White House hoo-hah: US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), who is not running for reelection, said in an interview, also with Politico, “Republican members are divided between a very dedicated electorate – who will stand by Trump through thick and thin – and their reading of the tea leaves … They’re very worried about how this plays out for them in their districts.” ……. Virginia: Perriello leads Northam. A survey of likely Democratic voters in Virginia by the Washington Post-Schar School found that former US Rep. Tom Perriello leads Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam by 40% to 38% …….