Perry Officially Booked, Vows to Fight Charges

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Aug. 20, 2014, 7 a.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) “struck a tight smile for his mug shot Tues­day and is­sued a spir­ited de­fense against charges of ab­us­ing his power, vow­ing ‘to fight this in­justice with every fiber of my be­ing.’ … Perry showed up for his book­ing in a black suit, white shirt and blue tie. He re­moved his sig­na­ture black glasses for the mug shot, as county rules re­quire.” (Dal­las Morn­ing News)

“Perry is head­ing back to New Hamp­shire Fri­day for the first time since the 2012 elec­tion. … And in an odd way, the in­dict­ment’s tim­ing may have been op­por­tune for Perry. Gran­ite State Re­pub­lic­ans, jump­ing to his de­fense, say the charges are likely to have little ef­fect on the way the state’s GOP voters view Perry and have ac­tu­ally helped stoke in­terest in his vis­it. And that no­tice gives Perry a big­ger plat­form to try to prove to New Hamp­shire voters that his dis­astrous 2012 pres­id­en­tial run, which hit par­tic­u­larly low lows in the state, is truly a thing of the past.” (Na­tion­al Journ­al)

JIN­DAL: ONE STEP BACK. “A Bat­on Rouge judge on Tues­day ruled in fa­vor of a New Or­leans charter school group and the state Board of Ele­ment­ary and Sec­ond­ary Edu­ca­tion in their fight to pro­ceed with na­tion­al Com­mon Core tests. Judge Todd Hernan­dez found that” Louisi­ana Gov. Bobby Jin­dal (R) “caused ‘ir­re­par­able harm’ to stu­dents and schools when he froze the test­ing con­tract for third through eighth graders. The gov­ernor said he will ap­peal.” (New Or­leans Times-Pi­cay­une)

RU­BIO: HIT­TING THE CIR­CUIT. Sen. Marco Ru­bio (R-FL) “will be in West­ern New York on Sept. 14 for a ma­jor fun­draiser at the East Au­rora home of busi­ness­man Jeremy Jac­obs Jr. … [P]ro­ceeds from the event will be­ne­fit the Ru­bio Vic­tory Com­mit­tee.” (Buf­falo News)

Ru­bio “was the fea­tured speak­er at a rur­al Pe­or­ia County fun­draiser for” Rep. Aaron Schock’s (R-IL) “re-elec­tion ef­fort. … [I]n a 25-minute ad­dress Ru­bio out­lined a vis­ion for how ‘Amer­ica’s greatest days are with­in our reach.’” (Pe­or­ia Journ­al Star)

O’MAL­LEY: GRAN­ITE STATE AL­LI­ANCE. Mary­land Gov. Mar­tin O’Mal­ley (D) “teamed up Tues­day with” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) “to so­li­cit names for an on­line pe­ti­tion ask­ing Con­gress not to cut So­cial Se­cur­ity.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

RY­AN: MITT FAN CLUB. Rep. Paul Ry­an (R-WI) “said on CN­BC … that he ‘would love to see’ Mitt Rom­ney run for pres­id­ent again, but that he doesn’t think it’s likely.” Ry­an: “I would love to see Mitt run again. I hope he does. He’s pretty em­phat­ic in say­ing he won’t.” (Weekly Stand­ard)

Ry­an sat down with the Mil­wau­kee Journ­al Sen­tinel to talk about his new book, “The Way For­ward,” say­ing that the coun­try needs to get bey­ond the “polit­ics of emo­tion.” (Mil­wau­kee Journ­al Sen­tinel)

CLIN­TON: DEAN’S IN. Former Ver­mont Gov. Howard Dean (D) “still thinks” former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) “will have a chal­lenger in the Demo­crat­ic field — maybe sev­er­al. But he won’t be one of them. And if Clin­ton does run, Dean sounds like he’s ready to join the team.” Dean: “I am a huge Hil­lary Clin­ton fan. “I just am. Not be­cause I hope to get a job. I know her; I’ve known her for a long time. I think she has an enorm­ous men­tal ca­pa­city to do ana­lys­is and let the chips fall where they may. If she is pres­id­ent, which I hope she is, I think she is go­ing to be a ter­rif­ic pres­id­ent.” (CNN)

FER­GUSON: LAY­ING LOW. “[F]ew po­ten­tial 2016 can­did­ates are rush­ing in­to the Fer­guson fray — for good reas­on, strategists say. … Neither Clin­ton” nor former FLor­ida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) “has said any­thing pub­licly about the po­lice shoot­ing of 18-year-old Mi­chael Brown or the days of un­rest that have fol­lowed his death. Neither has” Vice Pres­id­ent Biden. O’Mal­ley “talked about the need for heal­ing and al­luded to ra­cial di­vides that ex­ist, but did not dis­cuss the spe­cif­ics of the case.” Ry­an “im­plored people to take a ‘deep breath’ and let the in­vest­ig­a­tion un­fold.” Christie “said the scene in the St. Louis sub­urb has be­come ‘a spec­tacle’ and said people should not pre­judge what happened without the facts.” (Politico)

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