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Mayoral candidate files defamation lawsuit

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Attorney Chris Jensen announces that he’s filed a lawsuit on behalf of Prescott mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin over two mailers sent out by the Arizona Voter Education Project./Photo by Cindy Barks.

Attorneys will seek names of donors behind mailers

By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier

Shedding light on who paid for two recent “dark-money” campaign mailers will be central to a defamation lawsuit that lawyers for mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin filed this week.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Aug. 3, local attorney Chris Jensen reported that his office had filed a defamation lawsuit in Yavapai County Superior Court earlier that day against the organization that sent out the mailers attacking Hrin.

At the same time, Jensen’s office also filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent “further false statements” about Hrin.

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