Texas governor booked on felony charges

TEXAS -- Governor Rick Perry is booked into the Travis County Courthouse to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken Tuesday.  

Perry is a potential presidential candidate for the 2016 election and is facing two felony charges, alleging he withheld state funding from a county prosecutor unless she resigned. 

Last week, Perry was indicted on charges of alleging coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity.  

In the center of the case is Travis County's District At tourney Rosemary Lehmberg.

Lehmberg was arrested on the grounds of drunk driving and refused to resign from her position.  

Perry vetoed a Legislature approved funding of $7.5 million to fund a public integrity unit ran by Democrat Lehmberg.  

Politicians from both sides have defended Perry's decision.

This scandal comes at the end of the Republican governor's historic 14-year run in Austin.

As of now, it is unclear if these charges will impact his 2016 presidential campaign.

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