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Mitch Perry Report for 5.5.16 – Requiem for a would-be contender

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John Kasich dropped out of the Republican race for president yesterday, conceding that he won’t be the “White Knight” fantasized by #NeverTrump acolytes over the past few months. The Ohio Governor’s departure came less than 24 hours after Ted Cruz “suspended” his campaign, so now we have a full half-a-year to contemplate a Trump–Clinton showdown in November. Although at times it seemed a bit embarrassing, Kasich’s decision to remain in the race despite the fact that he only captured one…

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John Sykes makes the financial ask for Mark Ober’s campaign

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For the first time in many an election cycle in Hillsborough County, the contests in what are referred to as the “constitutional offices” – Clerk of the Court, Property Appraiser and State Attorney – are being fiercely contested as the calendar moves into May (the Sheriffs office is another such office, but no Democrat is challenging incumbent David Gee). Republican incumbent Mark Ober was elected in what was an open seat in the State Attorney’s office back in 2000, and has…

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