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Republican Attorney General Candidates Debate

PHOENIX (AP) - The two Republican candidates for Arizona Attorney General traded barbs in Monday night's televised debate.

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Brnovich (burn-o-vich) says incumbent AG Tom Horne "has been distracted by his legal problems" and has been under a "cloud of scandal after scandal."

Horne faces two investigations into allegations that he illegally used his staff to run his re-election campaign.

He called Brnovich "a minor leaguer" who "has no achievements he can point to."

Horne says he's won 14 previous elections, has tried cases for more than 30 years and won two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that saved Arizona millions of dollars.

Whoever wins the Republican primary will face Democrat Felecia Rotellini in November. Horne beat Rotellini by about 4 percent of the votes cast in 2010.

 

 

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