Traffic map
Article updated: 4/23/2013 1:00 PM

Chicago mayor takes jabs at Texas governor

  • Article
text size: AAA
By Associated Press

Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't exactly getting a warm welcome from some of the top elected officials in Illinois.

Perry is trying to lure Illinois businesses to Texas by meeting with companies. The Republican former presidential candidate is also scheduled to speak Tuesday at a bioscience convention.

Advertisement

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took jabs at Perry Monday. He brought up one of Perry's most well-known presidential campaigns gaffes. Emanuel said that at a debate Perry forgot one of the three federal agencies he'd promised to eliminate.

The Democrat also mentioned the historic drought in Texas, saying Chicagoans don't have to measure rain showers like Texans do.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office has dismissed Perry's trip as a publicity stunt. Top state GOP officials have said the purpose of the trip is counterproductive.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.