Tom Horne Raised $100K This Period, $50K of It a Loan from His Sister
While Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne recovers from a four-night hospital visit for what his spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says was a "minor procedure," his re-election campaign is dead in the water.
According to recently-filed documents with the Arizona Secretary of State, the embattled AG, who is facing active investigations from at least three agencies into allegations he's made the AG's office his campaign headquarters, brought in just a little more than $100,000 for the latest reporting period, ending May 31.
A pitiful showing, considering the usual influence of an incumbency on fundraising.
Of that amount, $50,000 was a loan from his sister Christine Newman, who lent him $100,000 during the previous reporting period.
Tom Tingle/Arizona Republic/Pool Photo If campaign finance receipts are any indication, Horne's head may belong to the Dems' "Mother of Dragons" Felecia Rotellini come November...
Still, combining both his primary and general election accounts, Horne reported $428,000 in cash on hand, as polls show him lagging behind his primary challenger, former state gaming director Mark Brnovich.
Horne is apparently hoarding what he has, having spent only about $56,000 during this reporting period.
Of course, you don't have to spend a lot when you're using state resources to campaign.
According to more than one source, Horne has told staffers that he wants to spend 90 percent of his cash on TV, and no more than 10 percent on overhead.
Brnovich did a little better than his last reporting period, but did not break six figures.