Feathered Bastard

Tom Horne Falsely Claims Representative Brenda Barton's Endorsement, After Barton Endorsed Mark Brnovich

When a candidate begins poaching the endorsements earned by his or her rival, consider it a sign that things are not well. You know, like Captain Queeg playing with his ball bearings in The Caine Mutiny.

Last week, shortly after Mark Brnovich's campaign sent out an announcement that state Representative Brenda Barton was endorsing Brnovich in the Republican primary for Arizona Attorney General, incumbent Tom Horne sent out a list of legislators endorsing him.

And on Horne's list was Brenda Barton.

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