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Republicans Beat LeBron to Cleveland

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Republicans see something Lebron James didn’t. They’re coming to Cleveland for their 2016 national convention.

If Republicans are betting a Cleveland convention will reel in Ohio’s 18 electoral votes, Al Hunt at Bloomberg might be happy to take a little of that action:

History, however, suggests the convention venue usually has little bearing on the outcome. The last four Republican conventions have been held in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), New York (New York City), Minnesota (St. Paul) and Florida (Tampa.) The Republican candidate failed to carry those states in each of those general elections.

Anyway, Cleveland is thrilled to have the convention but it still hasn’t forgotten about LeBron. The current front menu page of the Plain Dealer has 2 links to convention stories and 3 links to James stories.

Cleveland Breaks

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Brian Windhorst’s reporting in the Plain Dealer brings some more witness to the possibility of collusion.  Friday night in Miami Chris Bosh said that he, James, and Wade had been talking about “the moment for months”.  The same agency, Creative Artists,  represented all three players and Pat Riley met with LeBron in November, inspiring him to give up Michael Jordan’s number 23.

Maureen Dowd gets in on the act,calling Miami a “Hoops Cartel”.