Republican has fundraising lead in Arizona AG race

Chris Rizo Feb. 2, 2010, 7:25pm

Tom Horne (R)

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-Republican Tom Horne leads in fundraising among candidates for Arizona attorney general, campaign finance reports show.

Horne, the state superintendent of public instruction, raised $210,163 as of Jan. 31, according to the latest filings with the Arizona secretary of state's office.

Horne, a Harvard-educated lawyer, was elected Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2002 and was reelected to a second four-year term in 2006.

On the Democratic side, Felecia Rotellini, former superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, leads in fundraising.

She reported that she raised $140,000 through the end of January.

Trailing in fundraising was Democratic state Rep. David Lujan, who raised $50,533 and Republican Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas who reported raising $25,070.

The candidates are running to succeed Attorney General Terry Goddard, a Democrat who is running for governor this year. He formally announced his candidacy Jan. 24. He is so far running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

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