Rick Perry Says State Should Pay For His Security

Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that it was appropriate for Texas taxpayers to pick up the expense of his security even if costs shoot up dramatically while he travels around the nation running for president.

“We’re still going to have a protective detail that travels with us,” Perry said. “I think that’s kind of a diversion.”

It was the first time in weeks that Perry, who had back surgery on July 1, took questions from the Texas Capitol press corps. Perry spoke with reporters after a bill-signing ceremony to mark passage of a bill expanding managed care and ...

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