Mitchell shrugs off civil lawsuit
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09/22/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Days before the Democratic primary election, John Dicks filed a lawsuit against Bill Mitchell, the man who would beat him for the District 9 nomination.

The civil suit centers on print and television ads that Mitchell ran shortly before the primary last month. In them, they alleged that Dicks, the former mayor of Plant City, was primarily responsible for financial losses incurred by a New Jersey investor nearly 20 years ago.

On Saturday night in Tampa, WMNF caught up with Mitchell, who narrowly defeated Dicks in the primary, and now faces GOP incumbent Gus Bilirakis. We asked him about the lawsuit.

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