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Raybould requests investigation of Fischer's personal wealth

Posted at 10:10 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 22:14:48-04

The political season is off and running in Nebraska.

On Monday, Democrat Jane Raybould announced she was filing an ethics complaint against Republican incumbent Deb Fischer's personal wealth.

On Tuesday, Raybould's campaign told 3 News Now Raybould followed through and is demanding an immediate investigation in the personal wealth of Fischer.

This stemmed after an allegation Raybould leveled when both candidates had a chance to ask each other a question during the U.S. Senate debate on Monday in Grand Island.

Raybould asked Fischer, "Your net worth has escalated from $300,000 dollars to over $4 million dollars since you've been in the Senate.  As US Senator makes $174,000 dollars a year, you owe an explanation to Nebraskans on how you got so rich while serving on our behalf."

Fischer responded, The filing of forms, the date you file them, a lot can depend on what happens in that time, you can buy things, you can sell things. Your cash flow changes. People in agriculture can understand operation loans and when those come due at a bank those affect a form. The Senate ethics committee approves every single year my financial statement. They look at it thoroughly there's nothing questionable about it, and I'm sure they will be happy to respond to your letter."