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Horne settles, then disses settlement

The Clean Elections Commission’s investigation into Sarah Beattie’s allegations against Horne came to an end today as commissioners approved a settlement with the outgoing AG. Horne immediately kept his end of the bargain by paying a $10,000 fine.

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Forese, Little admit guilt and move on

Minutes before the meeting to discuss Clean Election director Tom Collins’ recommendation to fully investigate Forese and Little, their attorney, Lee Miller, proposed a settlement that would halt the investigation if each pays a $1,000 fine.

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Horne campaign finance case sent to Yavapai County prosecutor (access required)

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has agreed to pursue campaign finance allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide.

Arizona Solicitor General Robert Ellman, who reports directly to Horne, stated in a June 27 letter to Polk that he was referring the case to her office to avoid a conflict of interest in the case.

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Rotellini coming back for another run at AG (access required)

Felecia Rotellini

Democrat Felecia Rotellini, who narrowly lost the attorney general’s race in 2010, is coming back for another run at the job, setting up a potential rematch with Tom Horne.

Rotellini filed a campaign committee to run for attorney general in 2014 Monday. In 2010, she lost by 3.8 percentage points to Horne, making her the most successful statewide Democratic candidate in a banner Republican year that saw every other statewide Democrat lose by double digits.

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