Gov. Rick Perry Takes Low-Taxes Show to Missouri

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013  |  Updated 3:06 PM CDT
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Perry Takes Low-Taxes Show to Show-Me State

NBC 5 News

Gov. Rick Perry has invoked the name of Democratic filibuster star Wendy Davis as a rallying cry for tougher abortion limits in Texas while addressing the opening session of the 2013 National Right to Life Convention in Grapevine.

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Gov. Rick Perry is taking his low-taxes and conservative-politics road show to Missouri later this month.

The Texas governor is considering a presidential race in 2016 and has made similar trips to California, New York and Illinois to promote what he calls, The Texas Miracle.

He said his policies of low taxes, minimal regulation and limits on lawsuits have made Texas a leader in job creation. Critics complain about the state's poor schools, high poverty and low health insurance rates.

Perry's office said he will travel to Missouri on Aug. 29 and meet with political and business leaders.

A privately-funded group called Texas One began running TV commercials across the Missouri on Monday to promote Perry and his policies. The group will also pay for Perry's travel and accommodations.

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