OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has been fined $19,000 by the
Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws during
his run for U.S. Senate last year.
The FEC determined Bruning did
not file candidacy paperwork in a timely manner for his run for U.S.
Senate in 2012, among other violations. Bruning agreed to a settlement
with the FEC last month.
The fine stems from a complaint filed
against Bruning by the Nebraska Democratic Party shortly after Bruning
announced he was launching an exploratory committee for a Senate run in
Bruning was defeated in the Republican primary in May 2012 by then-state Sen. Deb Fischer, who went on to win the election.
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