FBI investigating Tom Horne for campaign violations

A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona
Monday, April 2, 2012

Arizona Capitol Times
by Jeremy Duda
April 2, 2012

Federal authorities are investigating Attorney General Tom Horne over allegations that he illegally collaborated with an independent expenditure committee that spent more than a half-million dollars on negative ads against his Democratic opponent in 2010, the Arizona Capitol Timeshas learned.

A complaint filed in February by a former political ally and prosecutor in Horne’s own office, alleges that the attorney general collaborated with an independent expenditure called Business Leaders for Arizona, which received $115,000 from Horne’s brother-in-law in California.

The complaint, filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, also alleges that Horne rewarded the chairwoman of the campaign group with a high-paying job at the Attorney General’s Office.

Business Leaders for Arizona was chaired by Kathleen Winn, a real estate agent and Republican activist who became Horne’s director of community outreach after his election. The independent expenditure ran a series of attack ads against Democrat Felecia Rotellini, Horne’s general election opponent, after a national Democratic group started running ads on her behalf.

(Read the entire article by Jeremy Duda at the Arizona Capitol Times.)

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  1. Pima PC says:

    I hope you publish the rebuttal, as well.

  2. Chandler Right says:

    Yea I think we need to wait for the details to come out. Just because a political foe accuses someone of something does not mean they broke the law.

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