Rick Perry Super PAC selling mugshot t-shirts

By Frances Burns  |  Aug. 25, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Super PAC is trying to turn his indictment into cash by selling t-shirts with his mugshot for $25 each.

Buyers get a twofer. The front of the shirt shows a smiling and apparently relaxed Perry under the word "WANTED" in red letters, while the reverse bears the mugshot of scowling Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg under the word "GUILTY."

Lehmberg's arrest on DUI charges kicked off a series of events that led to Perry's indictment on an abuse of power charge. Perry allegedly threatened to veto funding for a public corruption unit headed by Lehmberg, whose county includes the state capital, Austin, unless she resigned and then did veto the funding when she refused.

RickPAC's website says the T-shirts are only available online. But a Twitter user reported they were being sold at an Americans for Prosperity event in New Hampshire.

Perry maintains the case is entirely political.

"I've got a great legal team put together to defend me and hopefully it will be behind us quickly," Perry told business leaders during his recent visit to New Hampshire.

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