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Mitch Perry Report for 1.19.16 – Sorry, LeBron. Actually not sorry

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I know soccer aficionados (somewhat pretentiously) like to call their favorite sport “The Beautiful Game.” As much as I respect that it’s the world’s favorite sport, it ain’t America’s. That would be football. Personally, I would advocate that basketball is actually the most beautiful sport when it’s executed the way the San Antonio Spurs did two years ago in defeating LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, and what the Golden State Warriors did last year. The Warriors were…

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John Dicks poised for Hillsborough County Commission District 6 run

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John Dicks appears poised to become the fourth Democrat to enter the highly competitive Hillsborough County District 6 countywide race. The former Plant City Mayor has not officially filed papers with the Supervisor of Elections office, but a website – – has been created but still appears in the construction stage. Though he was not available for comment on Monday, Dicks details his motivation for running and what he could bring to the county if elected on his website.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.9.15 — Another Democrat to enter Hillsborough County District 6 race?

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Rumor du jour is that there will be another candidate getting into the wide-open countywide Hillsborough County District 6 seat, but it’s not a Republican taking on Jim Norman. The rumor that percolated over the Labor Day weekend is that John Dicks, the 62-year-old former Plant City mayor and commissioner, is contemplating entering the Democratic primary, which already includes Thomas Scott, Brian Willis and Pat Kemp. Plant has been dormant in local politics since losing the Democratic primary race for…

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