As former Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, seeks to return to the House, he now faces the prospect of a Democratic challenger. Orlando Democrat and businessman Shaun Raja opened a campaign account Monday to run in 2014 in House District 44, the same seat sought by Eisnaugle and another Republican, Ronney Roger Oliveira of Ocoee. Eisnaugle served in the House from 2008 to 2012, but stepped aside last year to allow Rep. Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, to run unopposed in the redrawn District 44. Precourt is term-limited in 2014.
The southwest Orange County district is heavily white and heavily Republican.