Rep. Danny Perez enters Miami-Dade politics — as precursor to mayoral run?

What is State Rep. Daniel “Danny” Perez doing getting all involved in the proposed Miami-Dade subsidies for the World Cup? This week, the Miami Herald published a story in which Perez came out against a move to give $46 million away for the privilege of hosting seven World Cup matches in 2026.

Perez, a Republican representing House District 116 (Westchester), says no public funds should go to the “elites of FIFA,” referring to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, which organizes the international tournament every four years, and that the money should go to other needs, of which there are plenty.

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