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

Chicago mayor takes jabs at Texas governor

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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.

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.

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