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Davis and Abbott react to Perry's indictment

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 Two candidates for Texas governor are weighing in on the indictment against current Governor Rick Perry.
Democratic candidate Wendy Davis spoke out about the charges Perry is facing while campaigning in Pflugerville Saturday. "There will be, I'm sure, more information that comes to light," she said. "I trust that the justice system will do its job and these indictments handed down by the grand jury demonstrate that some very serious potential crimes have been committed."
Meanwhile, Republican candidate and current Attorney General Greg Abbott says he has not looked at the indictment but feels like it's a stretch. "What strikes me is the governor was using his veto power," Abbott said during an interview on Fox & Friends. "I'm not familiar with a situation where the governor has been indicted for vetoing a law he did not sign into law and I just don't know what to think of it."
Abbott and Davis are both vying to replace Governor Perry next year after he steps down as the state's longest serving Governor.
On Monday, the special prosecutor plans to meet with Perry's attorney and the judge to arrange a time for the arraignment. The punishment for the abuse count ranges from 5-99 years, and the coercion count punishment ranges from 2-10 years.



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