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Texas governor vows to fight against 'farce' indictment

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks in Washington on February 9, 2012Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, vowed Saturday to fight charges that he abused his power, calling the indictment a politically-motivated “farce.” A state grand jury in Austin indicted Perry on two felony charges Friday for his alleged threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding to an anti-corruption unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat. After Lehmberg was convicted of drunken driving, Perry threatened to withhold the funding if she did not step down. When Lehmberg refused to leave her office, Perry carried out his veto, but it is the apparent threat that has landed him in hot water.

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