Mark Brnovich's Wife, Judge Susan Brnovich: Did She Pull a Lester Pearce?

That said, it is unfortunate that Horne, from whose every pore oozes corruption, now has a weapon to use against Mark Brnovich.

Indeed, some of the wingnut blogs are already in attack mode, though why they want to hitch their cabooses to Tom "Hit-and-Run" Horne, a guy who is facing a much-delayed hearing on Monday into alleged campaign finance violations, is beyond me.

Speaking for the Brnovich campaign, spokesman Ryan Anderson shot back at the Horne partisans taking advantage of the issue online.

Anderson issued the following statement:

"It's pathetic that Tom Horne's minions and allies want to make this campaign about attacking wives and families. They have nothing to attack Mark on, so this is the best they've got?

"We're talking about a sitting AG who has been convicted of a hit and run, who has been found to have violated campaign finance laws not by one, but by two county attorney's, who has a lifetime trading ban from the Securities Exchange Commission, has questions revolving around his personal life, and Tom Horne's supporters want to talk about ethics? We feel confident that we will win that battle any day.

"Susan is one of the highest rated judges sitting on the bench today in Arizona. To call into question her ethics is beyond the pale. With the exception of Mark's mother, there is no one more qualified to speak to the values of Mark as a husband and a family man than Susan.

"Obviously the content of this video has hit a little too close to home for some in the Horne camp."

He also told me that the campaign sought and received legal advice before releasing the video, and they are confident that it adheres to any and all ethical rules.

Even if Judge Brnovich's participation in the video is found to be in error, it's tiny taters compared with the colossal transgressions of Horne.

Sure, Horne loyalists will attempt to muddy the waters with it. Hell, what else have they got to work with?

For them, this is like trying to paddle the Titanic out of the way of that iceberg. No matter how hard they try, their ship's still going down.

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dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

She broke the law and shouldn't get a pass. 


We charge, jail and deport here in Az. for working remember?


Granted, it is not the same as asshat Lester Pearce who campaigned for both Olivia Cortez and his brother.  Granted, Judge Brnovich probably wont attack a certain videographer standing silently 12 feet away from her in public. But she still should've known better. If it were a democrat, the GOP would call for her head.  

Susurro_Perforado
Susurro_Perforado

It's splitting hairs to act like this is a violation.  She spoke about their marital relationship and her husband's character.

The ethics rules are intended to preserve the impartiality and independence of the judiciary.  But I think one could reasonably assume that a candidate's wife supports him, and that any other assumption would be a silly stretch.

Tom Horne on the other hand, is a big time scumbag.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Mr. Lemons, Your well documented journalism is greatly appreciate. The fact that the Brnovich's met one another while working in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, explains why they might not know the laws.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Thanks for the research and opinions. Maricopa County needs to have TOM RYAN for Maricopa County Attorney! The people of Arizona need him. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@TommyCollins  The reason the republicans are backing Horne on those wing-nut blogs is because he is against the DREAMers, any common sense immigration reform and supports Sheriff Joe.  It's that simple. It's always that simple when dealing with the wing-nuts.


TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@robert_grahamcracker I rarely comment on physical appearances, but in this case I must. Mr. Horne DOES look like damaged goods. His political life is nearing it's ugly end and he may have to find a job where he has to work for his shekels....


Jukes
Jukes

@TommyCollins Just so it's not in education.  He's done enough damage there, already.

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