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Rick Perry Heads to New York to Promote Texas

June 13, 2013
Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking his job- hunting show to the Big Apple.

The Republican on Sunday kicks off a four-day trip to New York and Connecticut, his latest effort to lure businesses to Texas.

Such trips have set off a national debate: Is it job poaching or simply cutting-edge competition?

So far, Perry has only targeted states headed by Democratic governors, and several have scoffed at his efforts.

His latest mission will be preceded by a $1 million TV ad buy. It touts the Lone Star State under a new campaign called "Texas is calling, your opportunity awaits."

The new business hunt will take aim particularly at pharmaceutical and financial companies as well as firearm manufacturers.

Source: Copyright Tulsa World 2013

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