Around the South for Jun12: TN, OK & FL

Tennessee: Corker catches flak for anti-tariff stand. US Sen. Bob Corker (R), who is not seeking a third term, was booed at a recent Republican rally in the Volunteer State, even though he was introduced by President Trump. The anger towards Corker came from Trump loyalists who are upset with Corker’s opposition to the President’s recent imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum, reports The Tennessee Journal, which Corker contends will hurt the Tennessee economy ……. Oklahoma: State has highest incarceration rate. Although the state Department of Corrections questions the survey’s methodology, the Prison Policy Initiative reports that Oklahoma has the highest imprisonment rate of any state in the nation, reports the Tulsa World. The Sooner State has surpassed Louisiana, which enacted reform legislation last year that reclassified drug possession and some property crimes as misdemeanors ……. Florida: Democrats announce fundraising numbers. As of June 1, Gwen Graham has raised $8.5 million; Philip Levine brought in $15 million, including some personal funds; Chris King raised $5.1 million, including a $400,000 personal contribution; and Andrew Gillum has raised $3.4 million …….