Missouri Radio Station Rejects Perry’s Texas Business Pitch

ST. LOUIS (August 23, 2013)--St. Louis KTRS-AM is dropping an ad in which Texas Gov. Rick Perry urges Missouri businesses to consider relocating to the income tax-free Lone Star State.

KTRS-AM General Manager Mark Dorsey said the station was told by a Texas marketing group that the ad was meant to promote tourism, but instead Perry promotes Texas as a "great place to live and work."

Perry is scheduled to visit Missouri next week and he’s expected to tout his state's business-friendly environment in an address to supporters of an effort to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.

Dorsey says his station stopped broadcasting the ad when it realized "these commercials were instead focused on stealing locally owned companies away from St. Louis."

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