AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Rick Perry's failed run for president has cost Texas taxpayers more than $3.6 million in travel expenses and overtime pay to agents assigned to his security detail.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday released its latest reports on travel expenses for agents assigned to protect Perry and his family.
Those figures, plus previously reports, show that the agency spent more than $1.8 million on food, fuel, lodging and other travel expenses between August 10th and the end of January, protecting the governor as he crisscrossed the country.
Perry announced his candidacy on August 13th, 2011 and dropped out of the race on January 19th.
Travel costs are separate from the over $1.8 million the agency reports it paid agents assigned to Perry in overtime between August and January.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.