Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mark Brnovich AZ Candidate For AG Breaking news

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk just announced that she is moving forward with charges against Tom Horne, who she believes illegally acted during his 2010 campaign by coordinating with an outside committee.

Polk wants Horne to return approximately $400,000 in illegal contributions. She believes it is “more than probable” that Mr. Horne illegally acted during his 2010 campaign based on the evidence. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery also came to the same conclusion as Polk last year.

The announcement comes on the heels of another scandal that broke last week where a former employee of Tom Horne’s recently quit her position after accusing the attorney general of illegally conducting campaign activities out of the Attorney General’s office. The former employee claims Tom Horne encouraged and requested taxpayer-funded government employees to do campaign work on state time. If true, this is a blatantly illegal abuse of government resources.

Since my campaign began, I have consistently emphasized the importance of integrity and character in our Attorney General. Integrity was summed up by C.S. Lewis as doing the right thing, even when no one was watching.

Tom Horne has consistently demonstrated that he continues to fail to live up to the expectations for a public official--especially our Attorney General. He continues to get headlines for the wrong reasons on a consistent basis, costing taxpayers not only money, but compromising our values and our state╩╝s reputation.

I pledge to you that I will never embarrass you or our state. I will get headlines for the right reasons. I am the only Republican candidate who can win the race this November, and I need your help.

Help us get our message out and help us restore integrity to the Office of the Attorney General.