Around the South for Oct. 16: TN, AL & KY


Tennessee: Senate race shaping up. US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) launched her campaign for the US Senate seat held by Bob Corker (R), who is retiring, and promptly got major media attention after Twitter blocked her Tweet which referred to “the sale of baby body parts.” Twitter, under a barrage of criticism, later reversed its decision. Meanwhile, former US Rep. Stephen Fincher (R), a wealthy farmer and gospel singer, is touring the state, presumably preparing to announce his Senate candidacy …….Alabama: Moore paid by private charity. GOP senate nominee Roy Moore has declared he received no “regular salary” from the Foundation for Moral Law, a charity he founded to promote Christian values. But the Washington Post has revealed that Moorehas been paid $180,000 a year for part-time work by the group, even receiving a promissory note when the Foundation could not pay him ……. Kentucky: Bannon Senate effort aimed at McConnell. The Great America Alliance, a group associated with anti-establishmentarian Stephen Bannon, is asking US Senate candidates it endorses to oppose Mitch McConnell’s (R) reelection as Senate Majority Leader, reports The Hill. Stay tuned! …….