Cause for Concern in Lake County Primary

Lake County residents will decide on June 3rd whether to elect an individual with no known physical address and a restraining order and a few summary judgements against him as their county commissioner.  TEA Party Republican Rory Horning is running against fellow GOPer Bill Barron for County Commissioner.  There is no democrat in the race so the election will be decided by the primary vote.

Mr. Horning posted on a TEA Party bulletin board that the issues which concern him most are “Illegal Alien Amnesty & Open Boarders, Globalism, Socialism, Tax Increases, Climate Alarmism, Judicial Activism, Universal Healthcare, [and] Social Liberalism.”

He also says his biggest concern about the current administration is “dictatorial globalism” whatever that means.

Rory Horning's beliefs

Rory Horning

It’s worth noting that in order to post on the TEA Party website above, members had to affirm that the site is “not a forum for personal attacks, lewd or profane language, or militancy (inciting violence) against Barack Obama, members of Congress, members of this forum, or others,” which is telling about the kind of people these sites attract.

But its not just Horning’s extreme views locals are worried about, its also how he voices them.

Polson’s city manager filed and was granted  a restraining order against Mr. Horning for himself and his family  after Horning threatened the city official in a public meeting.

The Leader Advertiser reported that Horning’s verbal attacks included: “If you ever do that again (referring I suspect to curtailing his behavior at a public meeting) you are going to get some of me.” The order requires Horning to keep a distance of 500 feet from the city manager and his wife and children.

Horning then turned around and sued the city, saying his constitutional rights were denied by the restraining order because he couldn’t come and angrily repeat TEA Party talking points at city meetings. Several summary judgements have been issued against Mr. Horning in his various frivolous lawsuits.

Horning is not new to the political scene.  The Lake County Republican Central Committee put his name forward as one of three people the County Commissioners there could appoint to fill the seat of former GOP state Sen. John Brueggeman, who resigned partway through his last term. The Commissioners declined to select Mr. Horning for the empty seat, despite Horning having past served as a board member for the Board of Directors of the Northwest Montana Association of Realtors.

Finally, it’s not clear whether Horning actually lives at the address he used to file his candidacy for office.  Local Cowgirl tipsters say they tried to contact Horning at the phone and address he listed with the Secretary of State, however they say his ex-wife answered the phone and reportedly said Horning hadn’t lived there for two years.

Whether locals will attempt to investigate whether Mr. Horning indeed filed false election papers is not known.

As I reported earlier regarding Bozeman’s fake candidates, it is against the law to have used falsified residence information on election forms.  If a candidate has done so, it would mean that they have probably broken numerous laws relating to false swearing, false affidavits and deceptive election practices.

Here are three sections of the Montana law that these jerks might want to read, or might have read before going through with their idiotic Tea Party scheme:

13-35-207 Deceptive election practices (six months in prison)

45-7-202 False swearing (six months in prison)

45-7-208 Tampering with public records or information (10 years or $50,000)

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 7:40 am

8 thoughts on “Cause for Concern in Lake County Primary

  1. Greg Strandberg

    It’s 9:38 AM. How many phone calls have already been made to the wife to get her to change her story?

    But…how many think locals will want to investigate the issue?

  2. Jeff McGrath

    What is Rory Horning’s profession? Is he even employed, I can’t seem to find any mention of his job anywhere….

  3. Publius II

    Time for the ‘COPP’ to ‘saddle-up and rundown these election outlaws, give ‘em the boot!

    1. Jeff McGrath

      apparently it involves dictatorial globalism and one world government conspiracy theories.

  4. Vince Rubino

    Horning can’t win, but it is going to be interesting to see how many votes he gets.Or should I say it will be scary to see how many votes he gets.Lake County is Gerrymandered in favor of Republicans. Be careful what you wish for Republicans.

  5. Drifter

    Judicial activism? He must be totally disgusted by the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court — and the Montana Supreme Court, as well.

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