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Perry Rakes In D.C. Campaign Cash



    Perry Rakes In D.C. Campaign Cash
    In this Jan. 27, 2009 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers his State of the State message in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

    Republican Gov. Rick Perry regularly rails against Washington, D.C. But when it comes to campaign cash, he has raised far more than rival Kay Bailey Hutchison from the nation's capital.

    Perry has collected $2.7 million from Washington since becoming governor, The Dallas Morning News reported Monday That's four times more than Hutchison's $670,000 from Washington during the same period.

    Perry has been able to raise far more than Hutchison overall because federal campaigns have limits on individual donations, while Texas state campaigns do not. A slightly higher percentage of Hutchison's campaign money has come from Washington.

    The money has come from political communities, lobbyists, individuals and interest groups.

    The two Republicans are squaring off in their party's gubernatorial primary in 2010.