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September 19, 2014

Fox News Paid Liz Cheney $281K, Simon & Schuster Paid $350K

Elizabeth Cheney, a Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate, has reported her personal financial wealth in a new report filed under the Ethics in Government Act.

Elizabeth Cheney, R-Wyo., the daughter of former Vice President Richard Cheney, has reported receiving $281,587 as a Fox News Network contributor providing on-air analysis on policy issues, and $350,000 from Simon & Schuster as a book advance as co-author with her father of Heart: An American Medical Odyssey. The book is about her father’s longstanding heart problems.

She also reported receiving $162,000 from her father, Richard B. Cheney, as a book advance as co-author of In My Time. Richard B. Cheney also paid her $35,625 as a portion of a Nevada speaking fee in January 2013.

Other speech fees received included $39,325 from the Desert Forum (CA); $18,000 from Ball State University (IN); $16,000 from the Florida Council of 100 (FL); $12,000 from Marquette University (WI); and $8,000 from the Young America’s Foundation (OH). Her spouse was paid $10,000 for an appearance at the Federalist Society (DC).

Major assets include a Citibank joint savings account with her spouse that has a valuation of $1 million to $5 million; numerous investment accounts;  and her spouse’s equity ownership in Latham & Watkins LLP valued at $500,001 to $1 million.

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