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Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:15 AM

How much does security cost for a sure loser whose campaign demise is a fait accompli? [View all]


Rick Perry’s security costs have risen since he entered the presidential campaign in August, costing Texas taxpayers as much as $400,000 a month, according to a report by the Texas Tribune.

An examination of Texas public safety department records found that the agency spent more than $1.4 million on out-of-state trips between September to mid-December, including more than $397,000 between Sept. 5 and Sept. 28 this year.

According to the Texas Tribune, this amount included “$161,786 for airfare, $8,140 for baggage fees, $50,648.84 for food, $6,442.24 for fuel, $112,111.81 for lodging, $54,356.65 for rentals, $2,990.26 for parking and $1,238.57 in an unspecified “other” category.”

In 2011, the Texas public safety department spent $1.1 million for the entire fiscal year on out-of-state security costs. ........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/rick-perrys-security-costs-texas-taxpayers-up-to-400000-a-month/



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