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Perry PAC Ad Defends Governor's Veto And Highlights Travis County DA Arrest

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera
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Texas Tribune
Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday for coercion and official oppression for promising to veto funding for the state public integrity unit.

Gov. Rick Perry's new political action committee has released a video responding to his indictment on felony charges of abuse of power.

RickPAC's video features footage of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's unruly behavior following her 2013 drunken driving arrest.

Perry was indicted Friday for coercion and official oppression for promising to veto funding for the state public integrity unit run by Lehmberg's office.

The governor threatened the veto if Lehmberg, a Democrat, stayed in office after her drunken driving conviction.

The RickPAC video shows Lehmberg being given a sobriety test and sticking her tongue out at the jail. Perry is also seen defending his veto "wholeheartedly."

Perry is mulling a second presidential run in 2016. In the meantime, RickPAC is dedicated to electing Republicans in national races. 

Here’s the video:

What's Ahead For Gov. Rick Perry After His Indictment?