Around the South for Nov. 29: TN, FL & NC


Tennessee: Corker votes to advance tax bill. “After agreeing in principle with Senate leadership, members of the finance committee, and the administration on a trigger mechanism to ensure greater fiscal responsibility should economic growth estimates not be realized, I voted today to advance this important piece of legislation” out of the Senate Budget Committee, US Sen. Bob Corker (R) said in a statement ……. Florida: Rubio says Franken should consider resigning. “[T]he things [US Sen. Al Franken has] already admitted to, I find to be outrageous and offensive,” US Sen. Marco Rubio (R) told CBS Miami Sunday, “and on that alone he should consider resigning.” ……. North Carolina: Pittenger puts Christ back in Christmas. Facing a primary battle with Mark Harris, the same Baptist preacher who came within 134 votes of defeating him last year,US Rep. Robert Pittenger (R) is airing a religious-oriented TV spot. “Let’s end political correctness and put the true meaning of Christ back into Christmas,” Pittenger says in the ad. There is speculation that Steve Bannon may support Harris, says Roll Call …….