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Capitol Report: Rick Perry Taking Aim At Conn. Jobs

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The Capitol Report panel talks about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s planned trip to New York and Connecticut to try to lure jobs to the Lone Star State.

Read more about this topic in Hartford Courant columnist Dan Haar’s article below. See more at

Governors visit businesses in other states all the time, usually in low-key meetings that aren’t publicized. But that’s not how they roll in Texas, and Gov. Rick Perry is letting everyone know he’s on his way to New York and Connecticut next week to raid companies — complete with a $1 million TV ad campaign.

Perry is shopping for firearms firms, of course, as Connecticut and New York fight each other for the right to claim the nation’s strictest gun control laws. But he’s also targeting financial services and pharmaceuticals, industries we thought were in our wheelhouse.

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