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In chapter 11, GateHouse Media is acting as the lead bidder, also known as the stalking horse.
Bankruptcy trustee Greg Messer said in court papers that a stalking horse, or lead, bidder had offered $167,500 for each of 46 taxi medallions owned by Mr. Freidman’s companies that have been stranded in the two-year-old bankruptcy case.
The EVs on display are mostly stalking horses for production cars, but none of them is ready for sale today.
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Definition of stalking horse for English Language Learners
: someone or something that is used to hide a true purpose; especially : a candidate for a political office or position who has no real chance of winning but is being used by a political party to weaken the support for an opposing party, to find out if another candidate might be successful, etc.
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