By Karen Brooks
Update, 6:30pm ET: RickPerry.com is no longer sending visitors to ronpaul2012.com.
It’s common knowledge that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has plenty of campaign money – the question is, would he be willing to let go of about $50,000 of it in the name of cyber politics?
Critics of Perry and fans of fellow GOP presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul are laughing this week over the fact that www.RickPerry.com redirects visitors to Paul’s campaign website.
What they may not know is that Perry’s namesake dot-com site has been owned by someone other than Gov. Perry since at least 1998, according to his campaign.
The governor’s actual campaign site, www.rickperry.org, has been used by the campaign for several years. The dot-com address currently being co-opted by supporters of the congressman has changed hands a number of times and, apparently, has long since been given up for lost by Texans for Rick Perry, his official campaign machine — although it is up for auction at a price of $50,000, according to GoDaddy.com.