AZ Republic: Horne staffer says AG ‘not following campaign laws’
Staffers caught on video dropping off election materials during work hours; also, Horne responds to Brnovich campaign email during work hours
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The scandals around embattled liberal Republican (a former Democrat until inconvenient) Attorney General Tom Horne continue to escalate. Staffer Sarah Beattie, who worked as an administrative assistant in the AG’s office, has resigned, and stated in her resignation letter that it was due to campaign violations she observed taking place in the office. The Arizona Republic has the full story here. The Phoenix New Times has an even more condemning story here.
Horne may have slimed his way out of prosecution, by hiring the best attorneys and being connected to judges, but the voters of Arizona know exactly what he did. TWO, not just one, but TWO county attorneys including Bill Montgomery sought to press charges against him for illegally coordinating with an “independent” (haha) expenditure committee run by one of his closest friends and alleged former mistress, to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars from California to his campaign. No one believes that he wasn’t illegally coordinating when they read the obvious evidence as laid out here.
Horne was caught by the FBI sneaking out of one of his mistress’s apartments during lunch, then hitting a car and leaving the scene without even leaving a note. This is inappropriate behavior for the state’s top law enforcement official! He has been permanently banned from trading by the SEC for unethical behavior.
Everyone knows Horne’s not a conservative, and switched parties to run as a Republican for legislature only because he realized a Democrat could not win where he lived. The only issues he’s ever been conservative on are illegal immigration – and then only in recent years – and bilingual education. Everything else he has a poor record on, including bringing Common Core to Arizona with Governor Brewer – thanks a lot. Any prominent conservative who is supporting him probably has been threatened by him, so take any odd endorsement with a grain of salt…
If you support a guy who cheats on his wife with multiple mistresses, and gets away with a hit and run, then Horne is your guy. Despite Horne’s massive name recognition over Democrat Felecia Rotellini, he is trailing her by 6 points in the latest poll. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is supporting Mark Brnovich, the conservative in the race, for Attorney General. That tells principled Republicans everything they need to know.
Bill Montgomery Supports Mark Brnovich for Attorney General
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