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Florida State Rep. Mike Horner drops out after name is linked to prostitution arrest

4:24 PM, Sep 24, 2012   |    comments
Florida State Rep. Mike Horner
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KISSIMMEE, Florida (AP) - A state lawmaker from central Florida is dropping out of his re-election race after his name was linked to a prostitution arrest.

The speaker-designate of the Florida House of Representatives said Monday that State Rep. Mike Horner will not seek re-election.

Will Weatherford says Horner made the right decision, and it's in the best interests of his family and the state.

Bernie Presha, a spokesman for the State Attorney's Office in Orlando, says the name "Mike Horner" was found on a list of possible clients in the garbage of Mark David Risner, who was arrested 10 days ago for running a prostitution ring.

Presha says Horner is not being investigated for any crime.

No one answered the phone at Horner's offices in Kissimmee and Tallahassee.

Horner, 44, is married and has a son.

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