GOP RACE: Perry called top donors from work phones
Published 12/06/2011, Associated Press
Time and again, Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up his office phone in the months before he would announce his bid for the presidency. He dialed wealthy friends who were his big fundraisers and state officials who owed him for their jobs. Texas state ethics rules prohibit use of state phones for campaign purposes. Perry officials said the talks were for official business.Word count: 788
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