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Political Watchdog Checks Texas Governor's E-Mail

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Political Watchdog Checks Texas Governor's E-Mail

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Political Watchdog Checks Texas Governor's E-Mail

Political Watchdog Checks Texas Governor's E-Mail

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Since he took office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has deleted his e-mails once a week. That means any public-records request asking for his electronic messages won't get more than seven days' worth. Now, a political watchdog in Wisconsin has started asking for those e-mails twice a week to make sure none get omitted.

Ben Philpott reports from member station KUT in Austin.