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Rick Perry vows to fight criminal case that judge refused to toss out
Rick Perry vows to fight criminal case that judge refused to toss out

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday vowed to continue his fight to win exoneration a day after a judge handed the possible presidential aspirant a setback in the criminal case alleging he abused his gubernatorial veto powers. Perry, who has upped his visibility in the 2016 chase for the GOP presidential nomination, insisted Wednesday that he had acted “lawfully and legally” in vetoing $7.5 million in state funding for the Public Integrity Unit in the office of Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg. The veto came after Lehmberg, a Democrat, refused to resign following a drunken driving conviction. “Given the choice, I would make the same decision again...

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