PHOENIX - Tom Horne on Wednesday conceded to his rival in the race for Attorney General in the Republican primary.
Horne lost to former top gambling regulator Mark Brnovich in Tuesday’s election.
In the November election, Brnovich will face Democrat Felecia Rotellini who ran unopposed in the primary.
Horne issued a statement on Wednesday saying he had called Brnovich to congratulate him.
I have just called Mark Brnovich to congratulate him on his victory in the Republican primary. His supporters... http://t.co/XbqMAo7hus— Tom Horne (@tomhorneaz) August 27, 2014
“Mark has a tough race ahead, and I wish him the best and off (sic) my full support in the months to come,” Horne wrote.
He added, “It has been my sincere honor to serve the people of Arizona.”
Horne had been plagued for three years with allegations of campaign finance violations, an FBI investigation and a hit-and-run in which he pleaded no contest.