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Texas Gov. Responds to Indictment

AUSTIN, TX (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto and called the indictment against him outrageous and an abuse of power.  

Perry held a news conference Saturday afternoon, a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.   

The possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing the charges as nakedly political. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.   

The indictments are related to Perry vetoing funding last year for a Travis County unit investigating public corruption because the Democratic official heading the office refused to resign after being convicted of drunken driving.   

The investigative unit is based in Austin, a heavily Democratic city where the grand jury was seated. The rest of Texas is heavily Republican.

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