Tom Horne's Office in Free Fall over Allegations of Using Public Office, Staff for Campaign Purposes

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office has been in crisis mode this week over allegations that his staffers have been doing campaign work on the public dime.

First, on Monday, the resignation note of AG staffer and Horne campaign volunteer Sarah Beattie was leaked to the Arizona Capitol Times.

In it she claimed that Horne's office was "not following campaign laws or finance laws," and that her "legal well-being" was at stake.

Then Tuesday night, Channel 12's Brahm Resnik broadcast a video that's been kicking around the Arizona press corps for a couple of weeks, showing AG legislative aide Brett Mecum -- he of Captain America fame -- dropping off a campaign-related complaint to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.

Now comes the pièce de résistance: On Tuesday, Horne mistakenly responded to a fundraising e-mail from the campaign of his Republican rival Mark Brnovich.

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Horne: The guy can't even forward an e-mail right...

Best guess is Horne wanted to hit "forward" instead of "reply."

But he did the latter, and his gripe about the Republican women of Prescott is recorded for posterity.

"The Prescott Women's group is one of the largest in the country with about 450 members," sniffs Horne. "They were always very supportive of me. Now they're reported as angry I wouldn't do a joint appearance there. This host list includes a number of people who used to support me."

Gee, Tom, like some cheese with that whine?

Horne's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham acknowledged that Horne sent the e-mail.

However, she claimed that Horne "did not use his office computer," and that, "as I understand it he sent it around 7 a.m.," as opposed to the information on the e-mail.

She maintained that she was in the office then, but Horne was not.

Grisham's had a tough week, and now her boss -- Elmer Fudd incarnate -- bumbles his way into another embarrassment.

I almost, kinda feel sorry for her. (Not really.)

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Nick Vudrag
Nick Vudrag

Horne MUST go!!! Mark Brnovich is by far the best person for the job. Hope Arizona voters are informed enough to recognize this!!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Typical pig-ignorant obese fugly Repug.

cooperaacc1998
cooperaacc1998

Strange how this fellow seems to be immune to punishment, gets away with being banned for his unethical, illegal stock market history, seems to have Teflon coated armor in Arizona to campaign law violations, something truly is rotten in Denmark as they say!

InYourKnickers
InYourKnickers

A couple of weeks ago Tom Horne's office excused the unregistered "BabeuForArizona" political action committee for having its private fundraiser designed by the sullied Sean McCaffrey and co-hosted by Tobin and Biggs. On the flyer for the event, Sarah Beattie was the contact person to RSVP for that Babeu fundraiser.

Power brokers on the top shelf continue to play footsies with Paul Babeu as he tries to reinvent himself. The corruption, cronyism and corrosiveness continues and the taxpayers are being left with the financial damage. Tobin, Biggs and Babeu - now that's a threesome. 

Gary Hinchman
Gary Hinchman

....this racist bigot needs to be removed from office.....

Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez

I remember years ago both douchebag bill Montgomery and him went to mesa high school trying to persuade us to be republican , it was just bad they were so focus in forcing us to convert , even the young republicans asked the teacher never to invite those pos to school. Never liked him ever since

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Seriously, we need to change the way we hire and pay our "elected" officials, both at the State level and at the federal level.

David Briggs
David Briggs

Indict him. Take Ms. Yee and Bill Montgomery as well.

Panayiota Bertzikis
Panayiota Bertzikis

I know he didn't do much at all to protect victims of sexual violence.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

That's strange. I thought he was cleared of any wrongdoing. Hmm.

Nick Gonzalez
Nick Gonzalez

Let's hope there's enough evidence to remove this xenophobe from office.

DNichols
DNichols

Fortunately for Mr. Horne Corrupt Politicians are not prosecuted in Arizona.

Usually they are re-elected for life.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO can someone please remind me why I pay Tom the Twit?

The guy's as big a moron as twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce, the Fetid Fossil of MCSO and Candy Andy and the Miscreants all rolled into one.

I am voting for Brnovich....

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

Does Sarah Palin still have her property in Scottsdale? If so, I think Horne should think about hiring her as part of his AG staff. She seems to be able to lie and stink up the place with the best of the best. She would fit right in.


Has anyone else noticed that Mr. Horne doesn't seem to think that written law simply doesn't apply to him?


A bit like Andy Thomas, huh?

Hornes_Mistress
Hornes_Mistress

Every single person who has criticized Hornedog has been attacked.  Now they are trying to destroy this young lady for speaking up about the abuses.  Notice how they lie:  this Mecum guy said that they had nothing to do with filing a complaint against on of their critics, but he's busted on camera doing just that.  They're probably lying about a whole lot more.  Seems like they have a scandal a week in Horne's office.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Corruption and stupidity are the basis for politics in AZ.... And does no one in the AG's office know that emails contain a message header with timestamps as the message passes through an email server or relay?


Maybe HornieBoi was having a late lunch and nooner with his mistress when he responded.  Or maybe he's just dumb as a rock...

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits - LMAO

CaptainAmerica
CaptainAmerica

Vote Brnovich...vote Rotellini. Vote anyone but Horne.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

November is looking better and better , for Az. Dems.

DNichols
DNichols

@InyourKnickers

Babeu, Tobin, and Biggs

What a disgrace to the human race.

The pride of the Arizona G.O.P.which is ran by worthless Russel Pearce.

"Desert Racist Wasteland"

david_saint01
david_saint01

@CaptainAmerica @arizonaeagletarian  oh HELL NO..that guy Brnovich has a problem separating church and state. I personally have had enough of that crap. Rotellini is the way to go I think. She wont be cowering to joe like Brnovich likely will either (cant name a single GOP AG that hasnt)

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