Buffett gives $100K to Nebraska governor candidate

Buffett gives $100K to Nebraska governor candidate

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SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 07: Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 7, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The conference has been hosted annually by the investment firm Allen & Company each July since 1983 and is typically attended by many of the world's most powerful media executives. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has contributed $100,000 to the Democratic candidate for governor in Nebraska.
   
The contribution to Chuck Hassebrook was disclosed Tuesday through the candidate's filing with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. Hassebrook, a former University of Nebraska Regent and director of the Center for Rural Affairs, is running against Republican Pete Ricketts, a wealthy Omaha businessman, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
   
Buffett, the chairman of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway, contributes most often to Democratic candidates. A spokeswoman for Buffett says he made the contribution because he believes Hassebrook would make "an outstanding governor."
   
The donation may be one of the largest that Buffett, 83, has made to a single candidate at one time, according to Federal Election Commission records.

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