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Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:37 PM

Perry spends $1 million in campaign cash fighting indictment

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has dipped into his campaign coffers to spend more than $1 million on an all-star roster of lawyers hired to defend him against a felony indictment alleging he abused his power last year, according to state data made public Thursday.

The records detail for the first time just how much that legal dream team is costing Perry, who delivered a farewell speech Thursday and will officially leave office next week after 14 years as governor. He had originally used state taxpayer money to defend himself in the case, racking up at least $80,000 in legal expenses for one lawyer.

But Perry eventually bowed public pressure, changing course days after being indicted and announcing he would use his campaign account to pay his legal tab.

According to state data, Perry spent upward of $1.1 million on “legal defense” since the last week of August. Nearly 40 percent of the legal fees — more than $455,000— went to the law firm of lead counsel Tony Buzbee, a well-known Houston attorney.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/politics/article/Perry-spends-1-million-in-campaign-cash-fighting-6019169.php

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 03:04 PM

1. Is that legal?

I recall that a certain Senator wide-stance from Idaho is or has just recently been ordered to repay the $$ from his campaign funds to pay legal fees for his little "incident" in MN a few years ago...


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/09/30/former-senator-larry-craig-owes-u-s-treasury-242000-over-airport-sex-sting-arrest-judge-says/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 04:24 PM

2. Who has that kind of money to throw away on this long-shot

potential candidate? It must be someone who owns Perry and can make up up their investment after he wins higher office.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 05:07 PM

3. Just secede and you wont have to spend all that money

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 07:37 PM

4. Goodhair is in trouble

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