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Perry Ad Rankles Austin Grocer

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    The owner of a small Austin grocery store whose shop is shown in Republican Gov. Rick Perry's new television ad says she doesn't endorse him for re-election.

    Farm To Market Grocery owner Peg McCoy said Monday she did not give permission for her shop to be used in Perry's campaign commercial and that she wants the ad to be taken off the air.

    Perry's campaign spokesman, Mark Miner, said the footage was filmed on a public sidewalk and that the ad will keep running. He said the governor supports policies to help small businesses, even though not all business owners back him.

    McCoy's shop sells locally grown food and flowers. Its storefront can be seen in the ad, which also shows other Texas businesses.

    McCoy said she's not endorsing Perry's Democratic opponent, Bill White, either.