July 13, 2014

State’s top lawyer agrees to pay hefty fine for campaign gaffes

Jon Bruning

Jon Bruning

Nebraska’s attorney general is being fined for violating campaign finance laws.

Attorney General Jon Bruning has already agreed to pay the $19,000 fine imposed by the Federal Election Commission.

Among the allegations, the FEC says Bruning broke the rules during his run last year for the U.S. Senate, including not filing his paperwork within the deadline.

Bruning is a Republican and the initial complaint was filed with the FEC by the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The Democrats also took issue with how Bruning created and used his “exploratory committee.”

Bruning lost the GOP primary last May to Deb Fischer, who went on to win the Senate seat following Democrat Ben Nelson’s retirement.