Around the South for Jun. 27: KY, TX & VA


Kentucky: Victory lap for Mitch. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s giving an OK to President Trump’s restrictions on immigration from some Muslim majority countries, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted a photograph of himself with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, appointed by Trump and confirmed by the McConnell-led US Senate. The five-to-four decision broke along party lines ……. Texas: Cruz-O’Rourke race getting close. The latest survey by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune, taken of registered voters June 8-17, showed US Sen. Ted Cruz (R) with 41% to 36% for his challenger, US Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D); 17% had no opinion, reports the Houston Chronicle. The latest RealClearPolitics average, which includes this survey, gives Cruz an 8.2-point lead ……. Virginia: Wexton leads Comstock. In a survey by Monmouth University taken shortly after the primaries, state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) leads incumbent US Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) by 49% to 39%. Hillary Clinton won the district by 10 points in 2016 and Ralph Northam (D) carried it by 12 points in the 2017 governor’s race …….