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Clean Elections director recommends action against Horne

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne listens to opening arguments from Yavapai Deputy County Attorney Benjamin Kreutzberg, in a hearing into allegations that Horne and political ally Kathleen Winn, violated campaign finance laws. (Photo by Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic)

he executive director of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission recommended that the commission officially rule that Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws by failing to report staffer time and office space he used for his re-election as contributions to his campaign. If the commission follows Collins’ recommendation at its Sept. 11 meeting, Horne could face up to $1 million in fines.

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Politicos analyze losing Arizona GOP gubernatorial campaigns (access required)

GOP boxing gloves

Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.

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Jones, Smith endorse Ducey (access required)

Arizona Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey formally announces the beginning of his campaign (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Arizona Republicans are officially unified, at least when it comes to party’s nominee for governor.

Christine Jones and Scott Smith, Republican nominee Doug Ducey’s top two opponents in the GOP primary, endorsed the state treasurer today.

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Politicos say Reagan is toughest challenge for Goddard in secretary of state race (access required)

Democrat Terry Goddard and Republican Michele Reagan are seeking the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.

Democrat Terry Goddard and Republican Michele Reagan will face off for Arizona attorney general. Democrat Terry Goddard and Republican Michele Reagan will face off for Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Democrats often struggle to compete in down-ballot, low-profile races like secretary of state, and having a candidate with the history and name identification of Terry Goddard has given them reason to hope they can overcome that obstacle.

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