Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated

The Texas governor is reportedly testing his presidential prospects for 2016

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    The Texas governor is reportedly testing his presidential prospects for 2016 (Published Friday, Aug 22, 2014)

    New Hampshire wasn't kind to Texas Governor Rick Perry back in 2012. He's hoping voters in the granite state will give him a fresh start as he considers another presidential bid in 2016.

    On Friday, Governor Perry returned to New Hampshire for a series of GOP sponsored events.

    He met with business leaders in Portsmouth and focused many of his remarks on border concerns and the growing threat of ISIS, even connecting the two by speculating members of ISIS could enter the U.S. through unsecured borders.

     

    "ISIS has said we are coming to America and they are going to attack us, I take them at their word," said Gov. Rick Perry.

    Governor Perry also addressed his recent indictment on coercion charges by a Texas grand jury. He called the charges politically motivated and said he will fight them with every fiber of his being.

    He also acknowledged making mistakes in New Hampshire back in 2012, saying he didn't spend enough time in the state and wasn't as prepared as he would have liked.

    Governor Perry will make several more stops in New Hampshire through Saturday.