Perry Job-Poaching Targets Connecticut

Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to lure Connecticut businesses away.

Monday, Jun 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:50 AM EDT
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is coming to Connecticut, hoping to lure companies from our state to his.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been to California and Illinois, now his job-poaching tour is adding two more stops: Connecticut and New York.

The Republican is heading to traditionally Democratic-leaning states to try to convince employers to move to low-tax, low-regulation Texas.

Perry's latest trip begins on Sunday and includes meetings with business leaders in the guns, pharmaceutical and financial industries.

It also features a $1 million ad buy for two 30-second television spots that began running statewide on Monday in New York and Connecticut.

They feature Dallas Cowboy great Emmitt Smith and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez singing Texas' praises.

Perry says into the camera: "Texas is calling. Your opportunity awaits."

Perry's past tours this year took him to Los Angeles and Chicago. They too included small ad buys that attracted lots of media attention. 

The governor posted a Texas versus Connecticut comparison sheet on the state's Web site.
 

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