A spokesman says Secretary of State Ken Bennett's office isn't being swayed by a lawyer's criticism of campaign finance allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne and an associate.
Attorney Timothy La Sota says in a letter obtained by The Arizona Republic ( http://bit.ly/19alVsR) that the allegations are full of holes, based on an unconstitutional law and tainted by investigators' bias.
La Sota represents Kathleen Winn, a Horne employee who ran a committee that supported Horne's 2010 campaign.
Horne and Winn deny there was illegal coordination.
Spokesman Matt Roberts says Bennett's office stands by its conclusion and will soon request legal action.
That referral will go to Horne's office because a judge ruled that it must under Arizona law. An initial version that went to another prosecutor was tossed out.