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Eric Eisnaugle opponent drops out of HD 44, setting up easy re-election

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Republican Rep. Eric Eisnaugle’s only challenger dropped out of the House District 44 race this week, setting up an easy re-election campaign for the Orlando lawmaker. Democrat Scott Cox filed for the Orange County House seat in May, though his campaign never showed any signs of life. The 19-year-old Valencia College student posted waivers in lieu of finance reports for each of the six months he was in the race. Cox, by virtue of being a Democrat, didn’t pose much…

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Eric Eisnaugle draws 19-year-old challenger in HD 44

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Potential Speaker-to-be Eric Eisnaugle has now drawn a challenger: Democrat Scott Cox, a 19-year-old first-time candidate. The challenge was first reported by Frank Torres in The Orlando Political Observer. As a physics major attending Valencia Community College, Cox cites “proven leadership” on his campaign website for his roles with the Democratic National Committee, American Atheists and Mensa International. He attends Mormon services at the Olympia Church of Latter-Day Saints. Still, the Orlando-area District 44 favors Republicans and is not likely to be seriously targeted by state Democrats. Eisnaugle left…

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