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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:46 AM

County Attorney: AG Tom Horne broke law [View all]

Source: Arizona Republic {Phoenix}

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, the state's top law-enforcement official,
deliberately broke campaign-finance laws during his 2010 bid for office by coordinating
with an independent expenditure committee, Maricopa County Attorney
Bill Montgomery concluded after a 14-month investigation.

At a news conference Monday, Montgomery said investigators found e-mails
and phone records showing Horne, a Republican, was intimately involved with
Business Leaders for Arizona, which raised and spent more than $500,000 to
run TV ads blasting Horne's Democratic opponent, Felecia Rotellini, in the closing days of the tight race.

"There were contemporaneous e-mails and telephone conversations on how
much money was expected from this particular source of funds, and what ...
needed to be the message, concerns over the content of the commercial in
production, and active communications about why maybe some of the
messaging needed to be changed," Montgomery said.

Such committees, which unlike candidates can accept unlimited donations,
are supposed to operate independently of candidates and their campaigns.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/20120615arizona-ag-horne-investigation-fbi-investigation.html

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