In St. Louis, Nixon runs radio ad critical of Perry visit

– Gov. Jay Nixon’s campaign released a radio ad Tuesday critical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry ahead of his scheduled visit to St. Louis later this week.

The ad will run on KTRS in St. Louis, the station that turned down ads ran by Perry, a Texas Republican, which were critical of the state’s economic environment and called on businesses to move to Texas.

“The amount of the buy roughly matches what KTRS lost when it properly refused to air Governor Perry’s misleading attacks on Missouri,” said Oren Shur, Nixon’s campaign manager. “The ad speaks for itself: don’t mess with the Show-Me State.”

Nixon listed off three things – lower property taxes, higher ACT scores, and a low unemployment rate – that he said have made Missouri attractive to businesses. Nixon praised the chambers of commerce in Springfield, Columbia, and Callaway County, as well as the Kansas City Civic Council – all of which distanced themselves from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in announcing their opposition to House Bill 253, an income tax cut bill a coalition backed by the Missouri Chamber has called Perry in to support.

Listen to the ad below: