Tom Horne's Alleged Mistress Admits Leaving AG Office to Save Horne's Tuchis, and Dennis Wilenchik's Son Runs for State House

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AG Horne: Will the GOPers be stuck with this guy come 2014? Democrat Felecia Rotellini sure hopes so . . .

Consider the following a confirmation of the obvious: an e-mail from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's alleged mistress, Carmen Chenal, wherein she confesses her motivation for resigning her $108,000 post at the AG's Office.

"I need to leave here," she writes in a May 24 e-mail, forwarded to Horne's gmail account, "because although I have A+ evaluations here, the false allegations out in the media are hurting Tom politically -- being on the AG's payroll is a negative for him politically."

See, in 2011, Chenal followed Horne from the Arizona Department of Education, where then-Superintendent Horne had scored her a position she was unqualified for, to the AG's Office, where Horne got her a far more prestigious, better-paying gig that she was unqualified for.

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But this July, Chenal resigned her post as an Assistant Attorney General for a position with Horne supporter Dennis Wilenchik's law firm, where she was to begin July 8, according to another Chenal e-mail, acquired via a public records request.

Read Carmen Chenal's e-mail explaining why she must resign.

Her departure came none too soon. Horne faces a possible Republican primary challenge in 2014 from state Gaming Commission Director Mark Brnovich, according to the Arizona Capitol Times. Though nothing's official, yet.

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An excerpt from Chenal's e-mail . . .

GOPers had best pray Brnovich or some suitable R dives into the race, and that Horne takes a powder.

Otherwise, Horne's 2010 Democratic opponent Felecia Rotellini surely will bag that wounded stag and turn him into venison jerky.

True, former AG Terry Goddard previously has expressed interest in challenging Rotellini in a Democratic primary. More recently, he's been floating the idea of running for Arizona Corporation Commission or Arizona Secretary of State.

Hopefully, Goddard chooses one of those alternatives, as a Goddard re-run for AG would cause an unnecessary, internecine feud in camp D.

And, by all rights, Horne's head belongs to Rotellini.


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enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

Every time I see this fellows photo I am reminded of a ole possum me and my brother killed in our granddaddies chicken house as young boys in our home state back in southeastern USA long ago! He is one to not be trusted he has ethics, moral issues since if he has a mistress that would indicate he has a wife, so he stood before god and man both and swore a oath to be faithful!

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

This fellow has a very controversial history, banned for life by SEC due to unethical/illegal activities, some how Arizona voters give him a pass on this one, under investigation for campaign law violations which he denes of course, now this mistress thing is like icing on the cake for those like me who feel he is unfit for the job!

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

This is what you get when voters blindly vote for an R. But just remember the Republican primary. Horne was actually superior to the hideous Andy Thomas. But blindly voting for the far unqualified Brewer, the unethical Horne, the failed businessman Treasurer, and the charter school mogul, Huppie, is what you get. Don't think at all just vote.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

I believe DEMS. are sensing the weakness of Hornes  ability to hold on to office.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

Past time for Horne to go off the public payroll. peace

david_saint01
david_saint01

lol little wilencheck better be ready to face the music about his pops over reach of authority when he had the former owner and editor arrested without a warrant

Jukes
Jukes

@ReggieVV Not to mention the candidates voters choose to put on the Corporation Commission.  Arizonans of both parties constantly pay lip service to wanting our state to lead the nation in the generation of solar power.  Yet in mindlessly pulling the R lever for Corporation Commission candidates, they have ensured that the solar energy industry and solar power users are being hobbled with all sorts of expensive regulations and charges that are making it impossible for solar to expand. 

NWEng
NWEng

@FRONTERA 

And the rest of us are still wondering how he got elected in the first place.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Where he's running he'll be able to wear that like a badge of honor.

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@truthseekeraz  Just read this front to back. Amazing. Can't believe one bad cop with zero evidence can put someone on death row -- especially one with a long history of lying under oath.  No notes, no recording, no video, no Brady material; and later, only two performance evaluations out of 20+ years, and 5-day suspension?  Even the killers wouldn't testify against her. Why wouldn't they if she was involved. Just F-ing amazing.

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