Around the South for Jul.19: FL, SC & TX


Florida: Politicos react to healthcare collapse. “The Senate has failed the American people and abandoned voters who were promised that they would repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare… I’m very upset with the Senate,” said US Rep. Dennis Ross (R), senior deputy majority whip, reports Sunshine State News. On the Democratic side, US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, “The resistance and compassion won out… the American people do not want less healthcare coverage at a higher cost.” And US Rep. Alcee Hastings said, “The reason that Trumpcare keeps falling apart is because it is cruel.” ……. South Carolina: Voters want to un-register. The state’s Election Commission has cancelled the registration of 13 voters so far in June, twice more than normal, after receiving hundreds of calls from citizens concerned about their personal information falling into the hands of the Trump commission on voter fraud, reports The State. That, however, pales in comparison with Colorado, where some 3,400 residents have cancelled their voter registrations ……. Texas: Culberson foes raising money. At least six Democrats have announced to challenge US Rep. John Culberson (R), who has represented his West Houston district for 17 years, and they have raised a combined total of $1.2 million. Meanwhile, Culberson, who has one primary opponent, raised some $335,672 during the same period, between April and June, reports the Houston Chronicle …….