There are 62,200 Texans who might want to talk to Gov. Rick Perry about his latest statement on the recession.
In Houston, Perry was talking to business leaders about how Texas would lead the way in growth and be one of the first states out of the recession, when he said, "We're in one?"
Texas' economy is doing better than other states, but the latest unemployment stats that came out this week show that the recession had put 62,000 Texans out of work.
You can bet Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Perry's chief GOP rival in the gubernatorial primary, will make this a campaign issue.
Published at 12:30 AM CDT on Sep 20, 2009