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Perry Goes After Illinois Businesses With Radio Campaign

Filipa Rodrigues, KUT News

Gov. Rick Perry is trying to convince more businesses to move to Texas. Now he’s targeting Illinois with aggressive print ads comparing the business climate in that state to a “burning building on the verge of collapse.”

Today, Perry also launched a 30-second radio ad on four stations in Chicago.

“And I have a word of advice for employers frustrated by Illinois’ shortsighted approach to business: You need to get out while there’s still time,” the ad says.

The radio ads were paid for by TexasOne, a nonprofit managed by the governor’s office. TexasOne will also pay for Perry to travel to Chicago on Monday to meet with people who work in the biotechnology and financial industries.

Perry launched a similar media campaign in February targeting businesses in California.

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