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Updated Jun 20, 2013 - 3:16 pm

New law could revive campaign finance case against Tom Horne

PHOENIX — A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer could help
revive a campaign finance case against Attorney General Tom Horne.

Wednesday’s signing came a day after a Horne aide filed suit to have the
state’s campaign finance limits declared unconstitutionally low.

The election contains a provision allowing the secretary of state to send
campaign finance complaints against the attorney general to the county attorney.

Horne and aide Kathleen Winn have been accused of illegally coordinating
outside campaign spending for Horne during his 2010 campaign.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery filed a civil action in October
against him and Winn in October but a judge blocked it, saying Secretary of
State Ken Bennett should have sent the case to Horne for review. Bennett still
has the case.


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