Around the South for Dec. 13th: SC, MS, & VA

South Carolina: Haley says women should speak out. Answering a question on CBS about charges of improper behavior toward women by Donald Trump, before he became president, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, a former governor of the Palmetto State, said, “You know, that’s for the people to decide. I know he was elected. But, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them.” ……. Mississippi: Museum opening gets mixed reception. A new museum, dedicated to the civil rights movement in the state with the highest share of African Americans, was designed to help unite a population long divided by race. Gov. Phil Bryant (R), however, stirred the pot when he asked President Trump, not popular with blacks, to attend the opening. Civil rights leaders, in and out of the Magnolia State, boycotted the opening ……. Virginia: Three GOPers set to challenge Kaine. US Sen. Tim Kaine (D), whose presence as the Veep nominee on the Democratic ticket helped Hillary Clinton carry the state in 2016, has three announced challengers, all leaning to the Republican’s right side. The Rev. E. W. Jackson, a fiery right-winger and an African American in a party short on black support, announced he will enter next June’s Republican Primary for the nomination to run against Kaine. Jackson took a swipe at his already-announced competitors, saying Corey Stewart had “dealings” with the Muslim Brotherhood. Stewart responded thatJackson “must be off his meds.” And Jackson said of Del Nick Freitas (R) that he was the “establishment” candidate; Freitas responded that his only advisors were US Sens. Rand Paul (KY) and Mike Lee (UT). And Democrats accuse Freitas of Tea Party ties …….