Around the South for Dec. 6: AL, FL & TN


Alabama: Ups & downs for Moore. With the Dec. 12 special election only days away, Republican US Senate nominee Roy Moore got a boost when President Trump publicly endorsed him; he also got a money boost, because the Republican National Committee agreed to start sending money to the campaign again. But on the downside, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tweeted that “Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation… No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.” ……. Florida: Scott double-digits over Nelson. The latest poll on next year’s US Senate race in Florida, taken in mid-November by St. Leo University and just released, shows Gov. Rick Scott (R) with 42%, US Sen. Bill Nelson (D) with 32%. “As the state’s economy continues to grow, his overall approval comes as no surprise,” St. Leo polling director Frank Orlando told Sunshine State News ……. Tennessee:Blackburn, Cooper file bill on use of sexual harassment funds. US Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R) and Jim Cooper (D) have introduced legislation that would bar the use of public funds to settle sexual harassment complaints. The bill would also require publication of the names of members of Congress who have used such funds in the past, reports The Tennessee Journal …….