Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t impressed with Gov. Rick Perry’s boasting over Texas’ economy. He responded to Perry’s plans for a business recruiting trip, telling a Chicago radio station “We’ve seen this rodeo before.” The democrat called Perry a “big talker” and touted his own state’s manufacturing success.

“If previous, similar efforts by other Republican governors are any indication – these publicity stunts don’t work and they don’t change the fact that businesses are choosing Illinois all the time,” his office told 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron. “In fact, today we announced a global corporation is choosing Illinois for its North American headquarters, in part due to Governor Quinn’s Clean Water Initiative and work to make our state a global hub for water technology.”

Quinn pointed to Texas’ drought woes, calling the state “water challenged.” Recently, he has played up his home state’s water technologies including a groundbreaking this week at water pump maker Grundfos’ North American headquarters in suburban Chicago.

The Associated Press contributed to this report