Here are some excerpts from the Arizona Capitol Times reporting on Mark Brnovich's campaign for Attorney General against scandal-plagued liberal Republican Tom Horne. The Arizona Capitol Times is paid-subscription only, but it's worth the price as the best (and fairest) newspaper in the state. Its Yellow Sheet alone is the best political tipsheet in the state. Horne had the perfect opportunity to stop Brewer's unconstitutional expansion of Obamacare with the Medicaid expansion and didn't do a thing. Brnovich would have stepped in. Horne used to be a liberal Democrat. He can't be trusted. If reelected, we don't know what he will do since he's dishonest. Remember the SEC issue, cheating on his wife, violating campaign finance laws, even a hit and run. He's the AG, not a Democrat running for NYC mayor.
by Jeremy Duda
Newly minted attorney general candidate Mark
Brnovich hit the campaign trail and laid out his case for why GOP
voters should choose him over Tom Horne, bashing the incumbent attorney
general for legal and ethical problems that have plagued him and
alleging that Horne hasn’t done enough to defend conservative
an Oct. 7 meeting of the Arizona Project, a north Phoenix-based Tea
Party organization, Brnovich urged about two dozen conservative
activists to support him over Horne for both philosophical and political
reasons. Brnovich resigned from his position as director of the Arizona
Department of Gaming on Sept. 20 and filed to run for attorney general
several days later.
he said Horne has insufficiently fought federal overreach and
violations of states’ rights on issues such as environmental regulations
and the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. On the
political side, Brnovich said they should support him because he’s the
only Republican candidate who can win the general election.
it’s Horne’s legal and ethical issues that led some Republicans to seek
a challenger in the GOP primary. The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office
is investigating the campaign finance allegations against Horne. He
pleaded no contest to leaving the scene after backing into a car in a
downtown Phoenix parking garage. He is facing a lawsuit in federal court
from an employee who alleges that Horne retaliated against her for her
political affiliations and for reporting the campaign finance
allegations to the FBI. And an FBI report accused him of having an
extramarital affair with an employee whom he gave a six-figure job.
Brnovich said attorney general candidate Felecia Rotellini and other Democrats are hoping that Horne will be the nominee.
said Horne should have been more aggressive in challenging Obamacare
and federal overreach, such as controversial Environmental Protection
Agency regulations on the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station.
questioned why Horne didn’t opine on whether Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid
expansion plan was subject to a constitutional provision requiring a
two-thirds vote for all tax increases, chastised him for his agency’s
defense of the Arizona Board of Cosmetology in a lawsuit by a Gilbert
spa owner, and several times reminded the crowd that Horne used to be a
need an attorney general that’s going to be more aggressive in keeping
the federal government off our backs,” Brnovich said. “I think the
attorney general needs to be much more aggressive in fighting federal
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