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Video: Perry's Journey From Ranch to Luxury Mansion

In 2008, Gov. Rick Perry moved from the Governor's Mansion into a $10,000 a month estate in West Austin. Perry says security is his top concern and "to do that on the cheap is pretty hard to do." His critics say he's living a luxurious lifestyle on the taxpayers' dime.

Gov. Rick Perry has come a long way from his humble roots in a West Texas ranch. In 2008, he moved from the Governor's Mansion into a $10,000 a month estate in West Austin. Perry says security is his utmost concern and "to do that on the cheap is pretty hard to do." His critics say he's living a luxurious lifestyle on the taxpayers' dime.

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