Kevin O’Hanlon: Lincoln Journal Star, 1/05/2012
Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning said Thursday that two legislative bills aimed at taking control of a fund his office uses to give grants is politically motivated and meant to undermine his U.S. Senate bid.
Bruning, recently presented the check for $100,000 to Keith Olsen, outgoing president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, at the Farm Bureau’s convention in Kearney. We Support Agriculture was formed by the Farm Bureau and other mainstream agricultural groups to portray farmer and rancher treatment of livestock in a positive light and to oppose efforts of the Humane Society of the United States and other animal advocacy groups to change livestock practices.
Critics of the grant say Bruning used it to curry political favor from the powerful Farm Bureau.