Conservative group & Senator Reid face political spending questions

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Updated: 3/26/2014 11:51 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A conservative group has agreed to pay $40,000 in penalties and disclose the source of funds used in a 2010 ad campaign supporting Brian Sandoval for Governor.

Wednesday's settlement ends a four-year legal battle between Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller (D) and Alliance for America's Future, a Virginia-based nonprofit. Miller sued the Alliance in 2010 for running ads spotlighting Sandoval in his gubernatorial bid without registering as a Political Action Committee in Nevada.

But conservatives are not the only ones paying up. Nevada Senator Harry Reid has reimbursed his political campaign for more than $16,000 in holiday gifts made by his granddaughter and given to his friends and supporters.

The expense was initially charged to the Democrat's campaign, Friends for Harry Reid, but he announced he would pay out of his own pocket after the Federal Election Commission asked for further information last week.

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