Attorney General Horne faces new attack ads

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PHOENIX (AP) -

An independent group has launched ads attacking Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and a key aide named in an election law complaint has resigned as pressure on the Republican official intensified.

The ads launched Friday by the conservative group Arizona Public Integrity Alliance come after a week that saw Horne hit with an election law complaint alleging his executive staff did extensive work on his campaign.

On Wednesday, a prosecutor reinstated a campaign finance complaint against him.

Horne's spokeswoman says the resignation is unrelated.

The ads don't mention either Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk's complaint or the new election law complaint filed by former Horne staffer Sarah Beattie.

Instead, they refer to an FBI report saying Horne was having an extramarital affair and his 2012 parking lot hit-and-run accident.

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