Politics

Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM by Lauren Molenburg

Former US Senate candidate wants debt forgiven

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Former U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton is asking federal election officials to forgive hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign debt.

Norton lost the 2010 Republican Party nomination to Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. She still owes about 18 creditors nearly $476,000.

So far, she has only raised a few thousand dollars. Most of the creditors are in other states.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/blpvh9b), Jane Norton for Colorado Inc., filed a debt settlement plan with the Federal Election Commission offering to pay about 4.6 cents on the dollar.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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