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Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk investigated Attorney General Tom Horne last year on charges of campaign finance law violations.

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Judge backs Polk's conclusions on Horne campaign violations

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge rejected efforts by Attorney General Tom Horne to kill charges that he violated state campaign finance laws in his 2010 election.In a ruling late Thursday, Judge Crane McClennen said there was "substantial evidence' to support the conclusion by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk that Horne had illegally coordinated his campaign with what was supposed to be an independent committee run by Kathleen Winn.