Perry case another '16 hiccup for GOP

Texas governor vows to fight charges

Posted: August 17, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, indicted Friday on two charges, says Saturday in Austin that the indictment “amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment makes him the third potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate accused of abusing the power of his office, complicating the party's search to find someone to take on Democrat Hillary Clinton, if she were to run.

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