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Texas should pay for lawyers, Perry says

Perry Indictment

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Tim Fischer / AP Photo

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis, lagging behind in both polling and campaign finances, spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott on television.

Lawyers for Texas' Perry ask judge for dismissal

Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

Perry gauged replacements before veto of funding

Republican Gov. Rick Perry reached out to a Democratic lawyer about replacing the Travis County district attorney after her arrest for drunken driving, showing he still hoped the prosecutor would resign before he followed through on his threat to veto funding for the anti-corruption unit her office oversees.

Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.