Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 – 7:45 am

Unto itself, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s supposed business recruitment trip to California this week is nothing more than a publicity stunt, and a cheap one at that.

Perry is here after spending a few thousand dollars on a radio ad inviting California business to relocate to his state and garnering millions of dollars in free publicity from the California media.

“Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible,” Perry says in the ad. “There are plenty of reasons Texas has been named the best state for doing business for eight years running.”

California politicians, including Gov. Jerry Brown, played into Perry’s hand by responding defensively.

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