Neb. Dems claim AG hid ownership of vacation home

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 13, 2011, 2:19pm


LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Democratic Party is taking aim at state Attorney General Jon Bruning for his shared ownership of a pricey vacation home.

According to The Associated Press, the party filed an ethics complaint Monday against Bruning, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate.

The party claims he didn't disclose that he shared ownership of a $675,000 home near Ashland in various financial statements.

According to the AP, the attorney general owns the home through a time-share agreement with two Nelnet executives. Nelnet is a Lincoln-based lending conglomerate that deals in the administration and repayment of student loans.

Bruning's campaign told the AP the home was properly disclosed and that the complaint is a "coordinated effort by Democrats."

If he wins the GOP nomination, Bruning will challenge Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson.

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