Neb. governor candidate removes some pledges

Nebraska's Democratic candidate for governor has removed more than 20 individuals and organizations from his list of campaign pledges.

The removal of pledges Mark Lakers previously said promised about $157,000 was reported Wednesday in his latest campaign filing with the state.

Allegations that Lakers inflated or falsified the prior report by listing pledges that were never made spurred an investigation into whether he knowingly filed a false campaign report.

The campaign report released Wednesday also shows that Lakers had less than $3,300 in cash for his campaign as of June 15 and raised less than $16,000 from late April to mid-June.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Dave Heineman had $1.5 million in cash and raised about $100,500 in the reporting period.