Tom Horne's Complaint Against Mark Brnovich's Judge Wife Rejected
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has a fierce following among certain women. In fact, the guy's got a whole cadre of gals willing to do his bidding, a veritable Praetorian Guard of political hatchet-ladies.
Kathleen Winn, Horne's outreach director and co-defendant in his campaign finance case, comes to mind. A die-hard Horne loyalist, I guess you could say she's the captain of Horne's Praetorian Guard.
One Horne partisan from Pinal County is Teresa Ottesen Binder, whom I met at a cocktail-party/fundraiser for the AG that I crashed back in May.
Binder struck me as a nice enough person, though like most in Horne's ever-dwindling camp, she seemed completely incapable of explaining her support for a sleaze like Horne.
Susan Brnovich's appearance in this campaign video for her hubby Mark is a-okay, according to AZ's Commission on Judicial Conduct
Binder was on the host committee for a May fundraiser for Horne, and in 2013, when Horne held a press conference, backing legislation allowing select educators to pack pistols in public schools, Binder, a substitute teacher, was there to support the proposal.
See, Susan Brnovich is a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, and she has appeared in a YouTube video for the campaign, wherein she discusses what a great guy her husband is, natch.
Pretty tame stuff, but there was a legitimate question about whether Judge Brnovich was allowed to do this under Arizona's Code of Judicial Conduct, which bars judges from campaigning for anyone but themselves.