03/29/2023

Texas Gov. Rick Perry poaches California businesses

Texas doesn’t have redwood forests, a spot on the Pacific, Hollywood or a team in the last Super Bowl or World Series. But it doesn’t have California’s taxes either.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s failed presidential campaign didn’t make it to the California primary last June, but that’s not stopping the single-minded state executive from trying to lure the Golden State’s businesses and wealthier residents his way.

Perry has started running radio ads in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego touting his state’s low taxes and business-friendly approach in light of recent California tax increases. He kicks off the 30-second ads with this little zinger:

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