BY TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA, STEVE BOUSQUET AND MARC CAPUTO
HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU
Horner, 44, was a solid favorite to win a third term in District 42 in Osceola and Polk counties. His name surfaced during the investigation of alleged brothel owner, Mark David Risner, 54, who faces racketeering and prostitution charges and is accused of running a prostitution ring out of his Orange County home. Investigators found hundreds of names as they investigated Risner’s operation, and Horner shut down his campaign website shortly after his name was publicized.
Republican and Democratic political sources have told the Miami Herald that the prostitution ring included prostitutes catering to gay clients.