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Attorney General Horne faces new attack ads

Attorney General Tom Horne says he still opposed Mexican American Studies but critics of the program have no business making threats

Attorney General Horne faces new attack ads

By Kristen Rademacher. CREATED May 16, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An independent group has launched ads attacking Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and a key aide named in an election law complaint has resigned as pressure on the Republican official intensified.
   
The ads launched Friday by the conservative group Arizona Public Integrity Alliance come after a week that saw Horne hit with an election law complaint alleging his executive staff did extensive work on his campaign.
   
On Wednesday, a prosecutor reinstated a campaign finance complaint against him.
   
Horne's spokeswoman says the resignation is unrelated.
   
The ads don't mention either Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk's complaint or the new election law complaint filed by former Horne staffer Sarah Beattie.
   
Instead, they refer to an FBI report saying Horne was having an extramarital affair and his 2012 parking lot hit-and-run accident.

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