Republican Tom Horne, has declared victory in Arizona’s GOP primary for attorney general. His primary election opponent Andrew Thomas has said he won’t concede until all ballots are counted, which likely won’t be until tomorrow. The election was last Tuesday, August 24.
Horne, the former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, maintains an 853-vote lead.
In his statement, he said “I am extremely grateful to the best volunteers any candidate has ever had,” Horne said. “These dedicated people spent countless hours making phone calls, going to events, putting up signs, helping me to get my message out, and giving me advice and support at every step. I want to thank every one of them, because they made this victory possible.”
“We now look forward to the general election in November, where I am confident my message about securing the border, strengthening consumer protection, and creating a positive legal climate for jobs will resonate once again,” Horne added.
Democrat Felecia Rotellini will face the Republican in the November 2 General Election.
ABC News 15 carries this report.