- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a campaign complaint alleging that a political group funded by liberal hedge-fund tycoon George Soros broke election law in running a TV commercial that opposed the lawman’s re-election campaign.

The complaint alleges Maricopa Strong failed to provide Arpaio’s campaign with a copy of the commercial 24 hours after the group sent it to stations to air.

The ad features a GOP voter who criticized the Republican sheriff’s record in investigating sex crimes against children and expressed support for Democratic challenger Paul Penzone.

Maricopa Strong says in a statement that it provided Arpaio with the appropriate notices.

Soros has contributed $300,000 so far to the group.

Last week, County Attorney Bill Montgomery filed a similar complaint against another Soros-linked committee that opposes his re-election.


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