Missouri Secretary of State Asks Perry to Stay Away

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has asked Gov. Rick Perry to reconsider his visit to the state next week, calling the governor’s efforts to lure businesses to Texas a “wholesale public relations effort.”

In a letter sent to Perry’s office, Kander said the governor, who is set to travel to Missouri on Aug. 29, should focus on growing businesses and helping local companies in Texas instead of stealing jobs from other states. Perry is scheduled to meet with Missouri business leaders and employers to promote Texas’ low taxes and try to draw companies to the state.

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