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Video: Perry Defends Travel Expenses

At a Tuesday press conference, the governor said regardless of whether he decides to run for the GOP presidential nomination, he will continue traveling to promote the state of Texas.

As he crosses the nation in what could turn out to be a presidential bid, the governor’s airfare, hotel bills and security costs are paid for with a mix of campaign dollars and private and public money. State law allows him to keep much of it confidential. At a Tuesday press conference, the governor said regardless of whether he decides to run for the GOP presidential nomination, he will continue traveling to promote the state of Texas. 

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