Politics

Rick Perry Sells T-Shirts Featuring His Mug Shot

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is determined to stay out in front of his recent felony indictment for abuse of power by selling T-shirts with his mug shot on them.

Perry’s political action committee RickPAC is selling the shirts for $25 a piece, ABC News reported. 

The caption reads: “Wanted (For securing the borders and defeating democrats).”

On the back is Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who Perry is accused of targeting.

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Under her image it says: “Guilty (Driving while intoxicated and perversion of justice).”

Perry allegedly threatened to defund a government-run political corruption unit unless Lehmberg resigned following her DUI conviction. Lehmberg refused to leave office, and Perry dismantled the unit.

Perry pleaded not guilty to felony counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

He is currently laying the foundation for another White House bid in 2016 as he tours presidential-nominating states this month, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Strategists say the indictment will strengthen his standing among voters in primary election states, like Iowa and South Carolina.

"Republicans in South Carolina are going to eat up what Perry did," Chad Connelly, former South Carolina Republican Party chairman, told The Journal.

Perry is touring New Hampshire Friday and Saturday, South Carolina next week and Iowa in September.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, ABC News

Image credit: Austin Police Department