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Rick Perry's lawyers accuse Democrats of pushing a 'red herring'
Rick Perry's lawyers accuse Democrats of pushing a 'red herring'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team on Thursday stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrats were floating a “red herring” by suggesting that Perry was motivated to veto funding for a Texas public integrity unit because the office was investigating one of his pet projects. Perry’s legal battle is complex, but basically it amounts to this: The Democratic Travis County district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, had an ugly, videotaped confrontation with police when she was arrested last year on drunk-driving charges. Lehmberg oversees the county's Office of Public Integrity, which has statewide...

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