Issue: 1202 Date: 9/5/2013
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Governor Nixon Fights Against Perry Radio Ad
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
Governor Jay Nixon is taking action against a radio ad in which Texas Governor Rick Perry encourages Missouri businesses to leave for his state.
Nixon's campaign committee is running an ad that defends Missouri as a better place to do business than Texas on St. Louis radio station KTRS. The station previously refused to run Perry's ad.
Nixon's office also sent a letter to scores of members of the Chamber of Commerce discouraging the group from hosting an event with Perry. Perry is scheduled to speak at an event hosted by the chamber on Thursday in St. Louis, where he will also attend an event sponsored by a coalition urging Missouri lawmakers to override Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.