Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

Tuesday Morning Political Headlines: Horner drops bid for Re-election after legal trouble

In Uncategorized on September 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Good Morning.

State Representative Mike Horner from Kissimmee will drop his re-election bid, after he was named on an arrest investigation that could include ties to prostitution and racketeering.

His opponent Eileen Game, a little known Democrat from the area, has all of the sudden become the favorite, in a race that 24hrs ago, was considered out of reach. Look for the state party to throw some money her way to pick up that seat.

The county party can elect Horner’s replacement but with ballots already printed, voters have to check his name for the vote to cout

Horner had a generally favorable reputation and was liked by his fellow Representatives. The lone strike in his favor yesterday was when he led the charge to have Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs removed from the Expressway Authority Board.

This story leads your Tuesday morning political headlines.

WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (Video) State Rep. Mike Horner named in RICO investigation; won’t seek re-election

WESH 2: (Video) Republicans must find candidate to replace Horner

WKMG Local 6: (Video) Lawmaker drops out after name linked to arrest

CF News 13: State Rep. Mike Horner drops out after name linked to prostitution arrest

WOFL FOX 35: (Video) State Representative possibly linked to prostitution ring

Orlando Sentinel: State Rep. Mike Horner ends campaign after being named in racketeering, prostitution case

Horner’s opponent Eileen Game was a heavy underdog before yesterday developments

  1. […] was the likely loss of State Rep. Mike Horner‘s seat. After his mention in a criminal investigation, Horner will withdraw from the race and […]

  2. Who is Eileen Game?

    – Eileen Game does not nor ever has lived in Frostproof.
    – Eileen Game is a current resident and business owner in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
    – Eileen Game uses a recently established Frostproof post office box as a mail drop to give the appearance of having a “local” address.
    – Eileen Game is a registered voter of Highlands County using a relativ’s address as her residence.
    – Eileen Game does not nor ever has resided in Polk County or Florida House District 42. which she desires to represent.
    – Eileen Game does not nor ever has owned property or operated a business in Polk or Osceola counties.

    If a candidate for political office cannot be honest about his or her residency and the county in which he or she is registered to vote, then that is a candidate that cannot be trusted to represent any community in Tallahassee.

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