Tom Horne Ripped in New Ad from AZPIA Calling for His Resignation
Spare the rod, spoil the Horne-dog.
Arizona Public Integrity Alliance, the conservative group Horne unsuccessfully SLAPP-sued for defamation, is giving Attorney General Tom Horne the first of many birchings he'll no doubt be receiving this year, in this new ad recounting his vehicular hit and run back in 2012, with his presumed mistress and then employee Carmen Chenal in the car.
AZPIA President Tyler Montague tells me that the commercial, which encourages viewers to call Horne's office and demand his resignation, begins a statewide ad run today.
Hey, Arizonans, this is your Attorney General. Proud?
The cost of the buy?
"Just under $400K," Montague informed me. "Interesting irony, eh?"
Indeed, on Wednesday, Horne was hit with the bad news that Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk had rejected the findings of an administrative law judge, and reinstated her order to Horne and his outreach director Kathleen Winn to pay back close to $400,000 in campaign contributions.
This, because Polk concluded that Winn and Horne acted illegally during the 2010 general election for AG, coordinating Horne's campaign with an independent expenditure group run by Winn.