Around the South for April 4th: FL, GA, & SC

Florida: Gaetz for Senate in… Alabama?  U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) hasn’t been shy about eyeing higher office, but with a Republican governor and senator elected last year and the other senate seat held by popular Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), his options appear limited.  But could there be another option?  Rumors are circulating that the fiery young congressman could be considering a run in neighboring Alabama.  With only a one-day residency requirement a switch isn’t hard, and he is a favorite of President Donald Trump, whose endorsement could outweigh the fact that Gaetz hasn’t actually lived in the state.  Georgia: Abortion debate heats up.  The Georgia legislature passed a bill during its legislative session banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.  The move infuriated Democrats and made national headlines, with protesters holding multiple events at the Capitol.  Gov. Brian Kemp has pledged to sign the bill, but it will surely be challenged in the courts as has similar legislation in other states.  South Carolina: Former DOJ attorney to challenge Wilson.  Democrat Adair Ford Boroughs has announced her intent to challenge 19-year incumbent Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC).  The former Department of Justice attorney faces long odds – Wilson won re-election in his dark-red district last year by nearly 14 points.