ST. PAUL, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office says it is reviewing reports accusing a Howard County commissioner of taking campaign signs of a rival from a St. Paul yard.
Police say they received a report Monday night of a man taking two signs. Authorities identified the man as Lauren Scarborough, a county commissioner who is running for county assessor.
Scarborough, a Democrat, is running against incumbent Democratic assessor Deloris Heminger in the May 11 primary.
Scarborough told authorities he took the signs because he wanted to see whether a union had paid for them. He says he returned the signs the next day.
Citing a possible conflict of interest, the Howard County attorney turned the investigation over to the attorney general’s office.