5 things to know about the criminal case against Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry

  • by: PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 21, 2014 - 12:30 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty, and he continues to visit early-primary states and talk with voters as he mulls a 2016 presidential run.

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