Details are scarce so far on a major economic policy speech Texas Gov. Rick Perry is supposed to be giving here in Pittsburgh on Friday.
We don't know where the speech is or when, but supposedly the GOP presidential candidate will begin his Pittsburgh trip with a Thursday night fundraiser at a restaurant in the Strip District.
President Obama will be in town Tuesday and fellow GOP candidate Mitt Romney is set to be in the city Oct. 27.
Rick Perry plans to make a major policy speech on Friday in Pittsburgh on jobs and energy. Perry has been trying to change the subject from his support of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, the vaccination of pre-teen girls and his poor debate performances -- all issues he doesn't want to talk about. Jobs and the economy -- particularly his record in Texas -- is something he does want to talk about. Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan told Chuck Todd today on MSNBC that this week's address will be "a major pillar" of his jobs message, but not his full economic plan. Mitt Romney has issued a 59-point plan on how he'd reboot the stalled economy.
"This will not be the full fledged, full blown plan but it will be a major pillar of job creation in this country," Sullivan said. "We are golng to see a major pillar of a jobs plan,a significant policy rollout. Were going to be talking about how to create jobs, how to create energy independence, how to reduce our dependence on hostile countries supplying energy and oil to our country. This adminsitration has realliy undermined domestic energy production through the EPA, through their other heavy handed regulation."