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Jon Bruning takes next step in run for senate PDF Print E-mail

Files paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.


Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to become an official candidate for United States Senate.

“The excitement and show of overwhelming support from Nebraskans statewide has us moving on to the next step in this process. I look forward to a more formal announcement in the coming weeks,” Bruning said.

Bruning’s work as a State Senator and as Attorney General includes strengthening penalties for meth use and production, recovering millions of dollars for taxpayers, and protecting children from sexual predators.

A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Bruning was elected as Nebraska’s 31st Attorney General in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. He previously served six years as a State Senator in the Nebraska Legislature.

Bruning serves on the Nebraska Board of Pardons. He is also immediate past president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and serves on the organization’s executive committee.

As president of NAAG, and within minutes of President Obama signing into law his health care package, Bruning helped lead the effort of over a dozen attorneys general to file a lawsuit to stop the federal takeover of health care.

Bruning received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska. Bruning and his wife, Deonne, live in Lincoln with their two children, Lauren and Jack.