2014-08-20T230126Z_1_LYNXMPEA7J0YH_RTROPTP_2_USA-TEXAS-PERRY

Texas Governor Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges: newspaper

Texas Governor Perry enters the booking area at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, TexasTexas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts of abuse of power, according to a legal document posted on Wednesday by a newspaper. Perry also waived his right to an arraignment scheduled for Friday, according to the document, which was filed with the District Court of Travis County and signed by one member of Perry’s legal team and was posted by the Houston Chronicle. Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in heavily Republican Texas, over his veto of funding for a state ethics watchdog that has investigated prominent Texas Republicans.

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