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Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 20, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

— Texas Governor Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him.

But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the nation's longest-serving governor is now the focus of a grand jury investigation over a veto he cast last summer.

A special prosecutor will probe whether Perry abused his power by vetoing state funds for a unit headed by a district attorney he had called on to resign. Perry said the official, Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg, had lost public trust after being convicted of drunken driving. She alleged the veto was partisan.

The grand jury investigation comes as Perry has been softening his image. He hasn't ruled out another White House run in 2016.

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ajsfishhouse_verizon.net says... April 20, 2014 at 8:38 p.m.

LET US ALL PRAY RICK PERRY DOES NOT EMBARRASS TEXAS BY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN.

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