Around the South for Mar. 27: FL, TN & KY

Florida: Did staff shake-up tip Scott’s hand? Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced the resignation of Jackie Schultz, his chief of staff, and her replacement, Brad Piepenbrink, described by Scott as “a key component of my successful reelection efforts.” Scott also said he would have a “big announcement” in two weeks, reported Sunshine State News ……. Tennessee: Corker says Trump support “tribal.” US Sen. Bob Corker (R), who has had his differences with President Trump, told the Washington Examiner, “People who tell me, who are out on trail, say, look, people don’t ask about issues anymore. They don’t care about issues.” He added that Trump’s support with the GOP base “is more than strong, it’s tribal in nature.” ……. Kentucky: Paul blasts “crumni-bus” spending bill. “The debt is up over a trillion … Maybe the GOP holding hands [with] Democrats isn’t such a great idea,” US Sen. Rand Paul (R) tweeted. He added that the $1.3 trillion spending package was the “terrible, no good, rotten deficit spending bill.” Say what you mean, Rand …….