campaign finance law

Tom Horne
Oct 16, 2017

Ex-AG Tom Horne violated campaign laws

A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has found he used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.

Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey speaks after his Jan. 3, 2011 inauguration. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Aug 11, 2014

Ducey pumps $200,000 into his campaign for governor

Doug Ducey’s extensive fundraising may not be enough to keep up with prolific advertising, according to a recent campaign finance report.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 16, 2014

Horne doesn’t believe renewed campaign finance charges will affect campaign

Attorney General Tom Horne said he does not believe the renewed charges he violated campaign finance laws in getting his office will undermine his bid for reelection.

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)
May 12, 2014

Horne disputes allegations of election law violations, calls whistleblower’s attorney a “political hack’’

A former Attorney General’s Office staffer filed a long-awaited complaint with election officials alleging that she and other employees spent significant amounts of time working on Tom Horne’s reelection on taxpayer time.

Mar 12, 2014

AG asked to investigate Sen. Murphy for campaign law violation

State elections officials asked the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday to investigate allegations that Sen. Rick Murphy violated a campaign finance law.

Horne to renew effort to abolish Colorado City police force
Nov 14, 2013

Group runs TV ads on Horne campaign finance woes

An organization that got involved in several 2012 campaigns and recently sued the Maricopa County Special Health Care District now has its sights set on Attorney General Tom Horne.

Oct 25, 2013

Badly Wounded

Horne could face bloody, expensive battle in 2014 attorney general race

Tom Horne has long maintained that he’s innocent of the campaign finance allegations against him, but he may not get a chance to prove it until after voters have decided whether to give him a second term as attorney general.

Oct 23, 2013

Contribution limits vs. free speech

Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections

While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.

Oct 18, 2013

Confusion reigns as Court of Appeals blocks campaign finance law

An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that put the state’s new campaign contribution limits on hold triggered widespread confusion among candidates and election attorneys.

Fred DuVal
Oct 15, 2013

Free ride

Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …

After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.

Oct 4, 2013

The Power of Money

New campaign finance laws could restore clout of business community

Business interests that once served as the gatekeepers of Arizona’s elections may be regaining some of the clout they lost during the Clean Elections era.

Aug 26, 2013

Constitutional Question

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.