Nebraska Dem Party: Fischer Had Conflict of Interest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Nebraska Democratic Party is accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer of not disclosing her conflict over a piece of land that was later involved in a bill she introduced.

In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012 photo, Republican senate candidate, state Sen. Deb Fischer, center, campaigns at a July fourth parade in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Nebraska Democratic Party is accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer of not disclosing her conflict over a piece of land that was later involved in a bill she introduced.

Fischer and her husband sued their elderly neighbors, Les and Betty Kime, in 1995 claiming ownership of a parcel of land along the Snake River.
The Fischers had used the land -- free of charge and with permission from the Kimes -- for years to water their cattle. Based on that, the Fischers claimed "adverse possession," of the land, a legal term akin to squatter's rights.

The Fischers lost.

Incoming state Democratic Party Chairman Vince Powers said Thursday that a bill by Fischer last year hampered the sale of the Kimes' land to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.


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