Giuliani returns to Texas for Perry fundraisers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Gov. Rick Perry has reunited with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a campaign fundraising swing across Texas. Perry and Giuliani lashed out Tuesday against federal border security efforts during a stopover in San Antonio. It was a veiled political shot against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is challenging Perry for next year's Republican gubernatorial nomination. Despite liberal views on abortion and gay rights that clash with conservative Republicans, Giuliani has become political allies with Perry. Perry deflected a question about what Giuliani brings to his re-election bid despite those differences, saying the border is not a campaign issue. The two are scheduled to appear in Austin later Tuesday. Fundraising stops in Houston and Dallas are also planned.