Liz Cheney Hooked by Fishing License Lie

Senate hopeful coughs up $220 for making false statement

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 22, 2013 2:43 AM CDT | Updated Aug 22, 2013 4:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Liz Cheney might be able to take one of Wyoming's Senate seats next year—but she can't go near the state's fish yet. Cheney has posted a $220 bond on a charge of making a false statement to procure a fishing license, the Jackson Hole Daily reports. She had obtained a $24 state resident license claiming she had lived in Wyoming for more than a year, just a few months after moving there from Virginia. A nonresident license would have cost her $92. The minor brush with the law may not affect her fight to unseat fellow Republican Mike Enzi, but "nothing says 'Wyoming carpetbagger' like not having lived in the state long enough to legally hunt its aquatic life," writes Caroline Bankoff at New York.

Liz Cheney speaks during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyoming last month.
Liz Cheney speaks during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyoming last month.   (AP Photo/Matt Young, File)
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