A while back I wrote that Tom Horne has no chance to win the AG's race and should drop out. I wanted to make sure he had a chance to respond. Here's what he provided.
I will defeat Rotellini because I personally argued and won two United States Supreme Court cases last year against the Federal Government; defeated the Obama NLRB on “card check”; fought the EPA over irrational regulation. The earlier Supreme Court case of Horne v. Flores saved Arizona taxpayers $300 million. Rotellini by contrast supports Barack Obama and his agenda, and would never stand up for Arizona over the Federal Government.
As I defended Senate Bill 1070 and personally won before the United States Supreme Court, Arizona’s right to require evidence of citizenship when registering people to vote, Rotellini continues to support Obama’s open border agenda and opposed my efforts on Senate Bill 1070.
I will defeat Rotellini because in fighting federal overreach and defending Arizona, I have personally argued before the Arizona Superior Court, Arizona Supreme Court, Federal District Court, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Rotellini’s campaign literature represents that she was a front line prosecutor. This is a fraud on the public. The truth is, in thirteen years at the Attorney General’s Office she never tried a single case to a jury. At the last reporting period, I had $325,000 in the bank; my primary opponent had $44,000. He is a minor leaguer who cannot take on Rotellini. If you ask 100 people on the street if they have ever heard of him, you will probably get zero people who have.
In my time in public service, I’ve won tough elections. I have won 14 elections; both my primary opponent and my general election opponent have won none. In 2002, I became the only person in the history of the State of Arizona to defeat a statewide incumbent in a primary. In 2006 I overcame a democratic wave and an opponent with the same name as 3 NBA players, to win reelection. In 2010, Greg Patterson wrote me off as a sure loser in my race against Andrew Thomas. I won. In the general election, the Democratic Attorneys’ General Association spent $1.5 million in an “independent” campaign in favor of Rotellini and against me, falsely claiming that I was in favor of child pornography, statutory rape, and pedophilia. $1.5 million buys a lot of advertising in Arizona. I still won.
Before I won the 2010 election, Democrats controlled the Attorney General’s Office for 12 years. I won it back for the Republicans. For the first time in many years, Republicans controlled all statewide offices. This drove the liberal media crazy. They have said nothing about my accomplishments, and have done everything they can to attack me, but as the election approaches, the people will learn about my accomplishments.
The Republic ran numerous headlines, some of the size you would expect if Japan bombed Pearl Harbor again, accusing me of a Campaign Finance Violation. An independent judge found that this was a false charge. Reading the Editorial page of the Republic, you would have thought that I lost rather than won.
When you are effective and successful as a conservative office holder, the liberal media will do everything they can to get you. But the majority of voters will know that the judge found in my favor, and that the charges were false.
In addition, the voters will learn about my achievements that appeal to people of all ideologies. We have dismantled 15 Drug Cartels. You can read the details of each of the 15 on my website, electtomhorne.com. We’ve expanded consumer protection, including highly effective sting operations. We brought $2 billion to the state to help keep people in their homes, and the $2 billion was certainly an aid to the Arizona economy. I am the first Attorney General to do something effective about Colorado City. Three years ago, I was the co-founder, and I continue to be co-chair, of the Task Force to fight Child Sex Trafficking.
I’m confident the voters will choose the candidate who has experience and proven results.