Quinn calls Texas governor’s visit to Illinois ‘an escapade’

Quinn calls Texas governor’s visit to Illinois ‘an escapade’

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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigns in Myrtle Beach, S.C. AP Source says Texas Gov. Rick Perry abandoning presidential bid. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Posted on April 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 10:26 AM

CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s visit to try to entice businesses away from Illinois is merely “an escapade” and Illinois can compete with any state.

The Chicago Democrat took some jabs at Perry, who’s in Illinois this week to try to lure jobs back to his home state.

On Tuesday, Quinn called the Texas Republican a “big talker” and pointed out his previous presidential campaign gaffes. Quinn says Perry didn’t do well in the presidential campaign and he won’t do well in Illinois.

Both governors were scheduled to speak Tuesday at a bioscience convention in Chicago.

 

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