Around the South for July 24th: GA, TX, & FL

Georgia: GOP leaders call for Rep. to resign.  Republican leaders in the Peach State are calling for the resignation of state Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) following an interview on Showtime’s satirical show “Who Is America?” where he was duped into shouting racist obscenities and mooning the camera.  Spencer, who lost his re-election bid in May and will be out of office at the end of the year, has refused the calls to step down.  Texas: Dems running more candidates.  For the first time in more than 20 years, Texas Democrats are running a candidate in every Congressional district in the state.  Many will of course lose, (badly) but for a party that hasn’t won a statewide race since 1994, getting on the ballot across the state is a step in the right direction.  Florida: GOP primary gets testy.  The battle between U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for the Republican nomination for governor is getting heated, with the candidates hammering one another over donors in an attempt to depict their adversaries as ‘swamp creatures.’  DeSantis leads in most polls currently.