Texas Gov. Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryPartisan politics at independent agency draws bipartisan rebuke Overnight Energy: House panel approves park funding, offshore drilling bills | Green group putting M into races | Perry applauds Russia boosting oil production Perry welcomes efforts by Russia, OPEC to boost oil production MORE (R) was indicted on felony charges Friday by a grand jury in Austin for abusing his power in a case stemming from a veto threat he made last year.

The grand jury indicted Perry on two felony counts – coercion of public official and abuse of official capacity, according to The Associated Press.

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Rick Perry indicted on charges of abuse of power