After Perry Indictment, Democrats Look to Pounce

Following a grand jury indictment of Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power and coercion, Texas Democrats on Friday jumped to paint the longest-serving governor of the state as the standard-bearer for a corrupt party.

The announcement of the indictment breathed life into Texas Democrats who pounced on the governor’s actions and are aiming to make corruption a key issue in the upcoming general election. Democrats’ attacks on Perry and Texas Republicans come less than three months ahead of an Election Day in which they are hoping voters will elect a Democrat into statewide office after a two-decade ...

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