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

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. (Read more Liz Cheney stories.)

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