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Arizona Supreme Court hears Horne appeal (access required)

Attorney General Tom Horne and his former campaign consultant Kathleen Winn testify regarding alleged campaign finance violations. (Photo by Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic)

Arguing that Yavapai County Sheila Polk impermissibly acted as judge, jury and executioner in their campaign finance case, lawyers for former Attorney General Tom Horne and his ally Kathleen Winn urged the Arizona Supreme Court to throw out a $400,000 fine for their alleged violation.

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Ducey aims to maintain legislative majority with IE (access required)

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Only a small handful of legislative races could be considered even theoretically competitive in the general election, and Gov. Doug Ducey plans to use his independent expenditure committee to ensure that those seats are in Republican hands when the 2017 session starts.

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Horne asks Court of Appeals to overturn campaign finance fine (access required)

Former Attorney General Tom Horne. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Anne M. Shearer)

Attorneys for former Attorney General Tom Horne and a former aide urged the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a $400,000 fine for campaign finance violations on the grounds that Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk violated their due process rights by serving a dual role as both the decision-making in the enforcement action and the prosecutor in their court case.

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Constitutional Question (access required)

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Supporters of Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits are planning for the long game and warn opponents that success may come with a steep price if they convince a judge to overturn HB2593.

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