Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin'?
The Republican has made persuading top employers to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration. He’s led job-poaching missions in Democratically controlled states.
California has been a prime target, with Perry bashing what he calls the Golden State’s high-tax, over-regulated ways.
But a New York Times Magazine story released Tuesday says Perry told the reporter “he loves California” and “might even move” there in January, when his term ends.
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In response, Perry’s office noted the governor was asked, if he could live anywhere in the U.S. other than Texas, where would it be.
According to a partial transcript provided by Perry’s office, he replied: “California if I could afford it.” He added: “Why wouldn’t you want to live out here? Seriously?”