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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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Damn the legal challenges, full steam ahead!

The Clean Elections Commission today (July 17) unanimously voted to fight Horne’s lawsuit, which is seeking to stop the CCEC from investigating former AG staffer Sarah Beattie’s claims that he and his top aides were using his office as the headquarters of his re-election bid.

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