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Campaign Cash Being Raised

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Campaign Cash Being Raised

A political watchdog group says many Nebraska state senators continue to raise campaign cash during the legislative session. Common Cause Nebraska has released its annual report on fundraisers held by legislators while the Unicameral is conducting business. Common Cause spokesman Jack Gould says the perception isn’t good. . .

Gould says a state senator can raise as much as 7-Thousand dollars through an in-session fundraiser.

Gould says the report cannot state whether the practice is a problem of perception or the true peddling of influence. . .

Gould says Common Cause would like the legislature to ban fundraisers during the legislative session. The group says lawmakers at least should tighten the rules on reporting, which at present allow someone to give up to 250-dollars without reporting their name or the amount they gave.

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