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Bruning’s War Chest Nears $1M for Senate Bid

State Attorney General Jon Bruning, running in the GOP Senate primary against former Gov. Mike Johanns, reported raising $222,506 in the third quarter of the year to finish September with $955,431 in cash on hand.

Bruning is running for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Chuck Hagel (R). In a shot at Johanns, who recently resigned as Agriculture secretary and officially launched his Senate bid this week, Bruning suggested that time has passed the former governor by.

“Republicans are ready for a change in the status quo — they’re looking to the party’s future, not to the past,” Bruning said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Democrats continue to wait on former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D), who is deciding whether to seek his old job in 2008.

— David M. Drucker

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