Gov. Perry tells Maryland business owners to come to Texas

Gov. Perry tells Maryland business owners to come to Texas

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Governor Perry is going across the county declaring Texas is quote "wide open for business."

Wednesday, Maryland was on his checklist.

"If you want to live in a state where you have high taxes and a relatively burdensome regulatory climate...if you want to live in a state where litigation is relatively easy to get into, then you know...go live in those states. But if you want to be free, free from over taxation and free from over litigation, free from over-regulation, a place that's got a great skilled workforce...move to Texas," Perry told reporters in Maryland Wednesday.

The group "Texans for America's Future" is taking their own shots at Perry's job recruiting tour on the radio.

"But Rick's a little forgetful. And here's what he forgot this time. In Rick Perry's Texas: One child in four lives in poverty. And thanks to Perry's bad budgeting, the highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel," the ad says.

The ad claims Perry's failed leadership is making the problems worse.

Democratic strategist Matt Glazer loves his state but he thinks Governor Perry's message is backfiring on him.

"Texas's economy has been pretty strong because we've been innovating here. We've got tech business, we've got a lot of natural gas going on in the state but every time Rick Perry goes to another state, he gets the current elected officials in that state to call Texas bad names. We've seen it on Twitter, we've seen it in their states, we've seen it in op-eds in other states and now Maryland is just another example of Rick Perry making Texans look bad," Glazer said.

When asked about his presidential run, Governor Perry says he doesn't know what he'll be doing in 2016 but over the next 18 months he'll be going across the country talking about red state and blue-state issues...making sure the message is in all 50 states before he's done.

"We pray for rain in Texas. They tax it in Maryland," Perry said Wednesday.

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