AUSTIN, Texas (CBS / AP) — A radio ad designed to convince California companies to move to Texas has sparked a throw-down between the governors of the two states.
Gov. Rick Perry launched a 30-second radio ad on Monday calling on California companies to consider moving to Texas.
“Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible,” Perry says in the ad, which was paid for by a public-private marketing partnership called TexasOne. “There are plenty of reasons Texas has been named the best state for doing business for eight years running.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown called the radio ads just “a few tricks from a politician” and will not have any substantive effect. The Sacramento Bee reported that Brown told reporters outside an event in Los Angeles the commercials are unlikely to make a difference because people invest in places where “big things have occurred.”