Feathered Bastard

Tom Horne, Arizona's Political Rasputin, Skates on Campaign Finance Case, for Now

What will it take to rid Arizona's political scene of the man whom one wag I know has dubbed Sand Land's "Rasputin"?

Not the conclusion of a humble administrative law judge, that's for sure.

I'm not knocking ALJ Tammy Eigenheer, trier of fact in the campaign finance case against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and his outreach director, Kathleen Winn.

At least, I'm not knocking Eigenheer too much.

See, on Monday, Eigenheer concluded that the prosecution in the case "failed to establish by a preponderance of the evidence" that Winn and Horne illegally coordinated during the 2010 general election campaign for attorney general.

At the time, Winn was running a pro-Horne independent expenditure committee, Business Leaders for Arizona, which produced an attack ad targeting Horne's Democratic foe, Felecia Rotellini.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons