Attorney General Tom Horne is in the hospital recovering from surgery he underwent on Friday.
Horne’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, declined to discuss the attorney general’s medical condition except to say he was recuperating at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital from “minor surgery” and expects to return home Tuesday.
“He is still working from the hospital,” Grisham said.
Horne’s medical problem comes amid a growing turbulence involving allegations he is running his re-election campaign from the Attorney General’s Office on taxpayer time and money.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted June 19 to investigate the allegations made by former staffer Sarah Beattie that Horne and his staff violated state law and Attorney General policy prohibiting the use of government resources for campaigns.
Horne’s chief deputy, Rick Bistrow, also hired two attorneys, one of whom is a Republican lobbyist, a retired homicide detective and a former FBI agent to conduct an internal investigation of Beattie’s claims.
The attorneys, John Kaites and David Derickson, both contributed to Horne’s campaign and the law firm they are with also contributed more than $6,000 to his campaigns since 2010.