Around the South for Jun 27: SC, TX & FL


South Carolina: Haley hassled by Gay Priders. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was heckled as she left a restaurant with her son in New York City during Sunday’s gay pride parade. Haley, a former governor of the Palmetto State, tweeted that the hecklers “said hateful things,” adding, “our country is better than this” …….Texas: Supremes could re-do Lone Star politics. A redistricting case originating inWisconsin to be decided by the Supreme Court could “fundamentally alter” congressional and state legislative districts in Texas, reports the Houston Chronicle. Under current district lines, Republicans have a 25 to 11 majority of the state’s congressional delegation and control both chambers of the legislature. In addition to the Wisconsin case, several Texas districts are being challenged for packing minorities into districts, potentially in violation of the Voting Rights Act ……. Florida: Scott names Patronis CFO. Gov. Rick Scott (R) appointed former state Rep. Jimmy Patronis as Chief Financial Officer, filling the vacancy created when Jeff Atwater left the post to take a job with Florida Atlantic University. Patronis, who has helped manage his family’s 50-year-old restaurant in Panama City, served four terms in the Florida House of Representatives …….