Politician dresses in hunting gear for promotion, doesn’t have hunting license
By angelamontana

Posted: June 9, 2022

Ah, just when people are starting to think politicians are getting more honest…..okay, you can stop laughing now.  In all reality, we just wanted to share this article by Mark Maxwell via KSDK.com about an Illinois politician running for Congress, dressed in hunting gear and carrying a gun, whom doesn’t even have a hunting license–nor has he had one since he was a “young kid”.

But in his pursuit of a new job in Congress, Reising is ditching the suit and tie for camouflage and hunter orange. Campaign videos and pictures posted to his website and social media pages show the Harvard Law School graduate walking through a field carrying a double-barreled shotgun.

We asked him if he was on a hunt or a photoshoot.

“We shot a shot that day,” Reising said. “We were out doing some pheasant hunting with the crew. I didn’t actually go out that day. But we got the… got the photos and then that’s what they are.”

However, according to FOIA documents from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources obtained by 5 On Your Side, Reising does not have a hunting license in Illinois. He acknowledged as much during a recent interview.

“Right. No, I don’t,” he said. “I haven’t hunted since I was a young kid.”

Read the full article here.