(Neb.)-Democratic Party Says Candidate Fischer Had Conflict Of Interest
OMAHA, Neb. (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.
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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