Ch. 3 debate producer disputes Brnovich’s claim

“Integrity” Mark Brnovich claims to possess takes a hike in favor of desperation, campaign expediency

From MCRC Briefs July 24:  AG Candidate Mark Brnovich’s July 21 Promo Statement ‘untrue’ that, “…Mr. Horne would not appear in the same room as us for the debate” for the Sunday night Attorney General candidate debate, according to the show producer.  

Sybil Hoffman, executive producer of the Channel 3 Sunday evening debate, said, “That is not true.”  Hoffman said that the station put the candidates in different rooms to video the debate. “Neither candidate asked for a separate room. The decision was entirely that of the station,” Hoffman said.  

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne also said that it was the station’s decision to video the candidates in separate rooms.

Included in Brnovich’s July 21 fundraising promo were these words he knew to be untrue: “We were disappointed that Mr. Horne would not appear in the same room as us for the debate, but we look forward to future opportunities to demonstrate to voters who is best suited to represent voters this November in the general election. Please take some time to watch the debate and decide who you want fighting for you and your conservative values in the Attorney General’s office.”

Engaging in outright deception when campaigning on “conservative values” is risky business.

Seeing Red AZ covered the debate highlights here.  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is the conservative in this race. Mark Brnovich is the inept McEstablishment recruit.


10 Responses to Ch. 3 debate producer disputes Brnovich’s claim

  1. harristimes says:

    My question is why were they put in different rooms…this has never been done before so someone got to someone and their explanation is disingenuous at best.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Just curious….How do you know whether or not this means of televising a debate has ever been done before? Do you work at Channel 3 or any of the other local stations? If you think that’s true it could be that the GOP establishment power brokers Kyl, Montgomery and Brewer, who have ALL endorsed Bronovich, determined their conscripted boy might shine if he was better staged, and didn’t have to face the conservative incumbent with years of actual experience in state courts, federal district courts and even the US Supreme Court, where he’s successfully argued cases in support of the citizens of the state of Arizona. While Tom Horne was hard at work, Bronovich was overseeing state gambling, lobbying and donating to liberals, a charge which he never denied.

  2. ZOO says:

    My thoughts in watching this was Horne’s camera seem to be out of adjustment – too much light, not enough contrast, and appeared faded, while McBrn’s appeared to be sharper and clearer….maybe some of Dennis Welch’s handiwork (?) Another round is Monday July 28th on Horizon 5:30 p.m., with rebroadcasts at 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

    • Kimball says:

      I think you may be on to something here. Your observations regarding the lighting are right on! I noticed the same thing.

      • ZOO says:

        Thanks Kimball, this might be the answer as to why KTVK put them in separate rooms. If they were six feet apart and Brnovich’s shot looked like the latest digital 3-D flat screen while Horne’s shot looked like an old Dumont with tin foil-wrapped rabbit ears, it would have been too obvious. The Phoenix broadcast media is manure.

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    My wife and I watched the debate and heard Mark Brnovich repeatedly flaunt his Brewer endorsement. Each time he did it we laughed out loud. He has a huge disconnect with conservatives if he thinks this is the type of endorsement that plays well with those of us who opposed Jan OBrewer’s Medicaid expansion, her push for a statewide sales tax and her support of the bill restricting religious liberty, which was purposely mischaracterized as being anti-gay.
    Voting for Brnovich is a vote for the extension of the McKyl, McFlake, McMontgomery wing of the AZ GOP.
    Tom Horne has done an excellent job and has our strong support.

  4. Not A McCainiac says:

    No one wants Bornovich to win the primary more than Janet Napolitano’s gal pal Democrat Felecia Rotellini. She’ll have him for lunch! Tom Horne has previously defeated her. She’s sitting back and raising lots of cold hard cash. Bornovich is having real trouble ginning up the donations. His mentors brought him into the race, but the money isn’t flowing in his direction.

    Bornovitch has only raised $127,000 (and spent $40,000) in this important statewide race. The big donors see his race as not worth digging too deep for. Horne has out raised him with over $417,000.

    RINOs Heather Carter and Bob Worsley, who are running from comparatively small legislative districts have already substantially out raised Bornovitch in his statewide race. His support is not strong. He will not and cannot win, regardless of whether the establishment elites want him to or not. If you want to throw away this important office support the McEstablishment recruited guy. This isn’t rocket science.

    • State Committeeman says:

      Well stated! Tom Horne is conservative and has the support of folks such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Honorable Kris Kobach, and Sens. Russell Pearce and Judy Burges. Bornovich has RINOs Jan Brewer, Jon Kyl, and Bill Montgomery. Today the radically leftist, open borders Arizona Republic endorsed Bornovich,as the “GOP’s best chance,” although it will endorse liberal Felecia Rotellini in the General Election as it did four years ago. What a joke!!

      Those alliances speak volumes. A lesson I remember from childhood, “birds of a feather stick together,” is especially true in politics.

  5. Maggie says:

    The refuge of the inadequate is the whine….

  6. Clementine says:

    I was at the Paradise Valley Republican Women’s Club forum in Scottsdale last evening. Mark Brnovich actually chose to be in another room….one far away. He didn’t even bother to show up at the well attended forum!! I’m happy to report that Tom Horne was very well received!

    Maybe Brnovich sees the handwriting on the wall. But as an establishment candidate challenging a solid conservative, he should have at least had the cajones to show his face rather than his backside. Jan Brewer can appoint him to another job before she leaves office.