Feathered Bastard

Tom Horne's Latest Defeat: Campaign Complaint Against His Critics Denied

What fun we'll have next year watching Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, one of Arizona's sleaziest politicians, crash and burn.

Indeed, Horne's recent failure to silence the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance, which has been running TV ads critical of him, offers a preview of the vicarious pleasures to come in 2014.

The AG's effort to shut up the AZPIA through a bogus SLAPP suit already has gone down in flames.

Now his ironic attempt at a campaign complaint against AZPIA to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is kaput as well, rejected by the state election director, an employee of the SOS.

In November, Horne's lawyer Sandra Slaton -- who is also a contract attorney with the AG's office -- sent a letter to the SOS, alleging that AZPIA violated Arizona law by not filing as an independent campaign committee.

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