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Sun Jun 7, 2015, 06:25 AM

Rick Perry Still Fighting Indictment as Campaign Begins

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second presidential bid on Thursday with one distinction no other candidate in the field can claim: He's the only one running while under felony indictment.

Perry was indicted on abuse of power and coercion charges last August for threatening to veto funding for the state's public integrity unit, unless the Democratic district attorney leading the group resigned for driving while intoxicated.

The Republican and his lawyers maintain he acted lawfully as governor and have tried to get the case thrown out on Constitutional grounds. But those efforts have so far failed, meaning the unsuccessful 2012 candidate may be forced to take time away from town halls in Iowa for a courthouse in Austin, Texas.

Special prosecutor Michael McCrum recently wrote in a court filing that hundreds of pages of documents have been exchanged over the past nine months but "we are no closer to a resolution."

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/rick-perry-still-fighting-indictment-campaign-begins-n369841

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:29 AM

1. Goodhair is the first candidate under indictment to announce for POTUS

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:38 AM

2. lol



Unreal, isn't it.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 06:08 AM

3. And the sad thing is, he's not even the worst that the Republicans have on offer...

There are so many, and each is worse than the other, though it's kind of hard to name the worst, changes by the day, whoever made the last gaffe or ridiculous and embarrassing statement...

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