Around the South for July 30th: OK, TN, & GA

Oklahoma: Fallin least popular gov.  A survey from Morning Consult shows that Governor Mary Fallin is the least popular governor in the country, with a disapproval rating sitting at 74% and approval at just 19%.  That ranking is in large part due to her handling of the teacher’s strike that took place earlier this year.  Tennessee: Outside money pours into gov.’s race.   Presumptive Republican U.S. Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn and her likely opponent in the general election, former gov. Phil Bredesen, are about to get some serious outside cash spent on their behalf’s.  Republican group the Senate Leadership Fund has already purchased $4.4 million worth of airtime for Blackburn, while its Democratic counterpart, the Senate Majority PAC, has booked $3.4 million for Bresden.  Georgia: GOP pledges unity.  Governor Nathan Deal, Sen. David Perdue, and many other Republican leaders were on hand last week at a “Unity Rally” for their party’s November ticket.  The officials rallied behind Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who recently defeated Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to become the GOP’s nominee for governor.