Campaign Update

The Reverse-Joads of California

March 3, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Allysia Finley
During the Great Depression, some 1.3 million Americans—epitomized by the Joad family in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"—flocked to California from the heartland. To keep out the so-called Okies, the state enacted a law barring indigent migrants (the law was later declared unconstitutional). Los Angeles even set up a border patrol on the city limits. Soon the state may need to build a fence to keep latter-day Joads from leaving.

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Left's Howls Against Rick Perry's Texas Prove Its Low-Tax Model Is A Success

February 19, 2013
Investors.com
IBD Editorial
Taxation: Governor Rick Perry took a lot of ridicule for his efforts to lure California's tax-strangled businesses to his home state of Texas. If that's so ridiculous, how come it's his leftist critics showing all the hysteria?

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Perry: Ad was to highlight Texas Way, not to tarnish Golden State

February 17, 2013
Austin American-Statesman
Rick Perry
Contrary to what you might’ve heard, I have nothing against California. In fact, I think it’s a beautiful state filled with creative people and a vibrant culture. The problem for California, however, is that many of their business leaders do have something against the state — specifically its increasingly hostile business climate.

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Austin seeing interest from California companies 'double or triple,' chamber says.

February 13, 2013
Austin American-Statesman
Laylan Copelin, Kirk Ladendorf

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Texas vs. California myth-busting

February 6, 2013
SFGate.com
Chuck DeVore
There’s been a lot of back-and-forth ink spilled and electrons harnessed regarding the two largest states where 1 in 5 Americans live. The most recent was prompted by some California radio ads purchased by the State of Texas to encourage California businesses to move to the Lone Star state. The California retort to this Texan assault is well represented in a column by Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle entitled, “Some context behind Rick Perry’s radio pitch for CA biz to come to Texas.”

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Viewpoint: Why don't we recruit businesses from Texas, Governor?

February 8, 2013
The Sacramento Bee
Assemblyman Dan Logue
While I can't fault Governor Perry for campaigning to bring more jobs to his state, I think it's time Californians take a stand. After seven years straight of being named the worst state to do business with, according to CEO magazine, I think it's time we fight back.

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Facing record taxes, rich Californians consider moving to cheaper pastures

February 7, 2013
MercuryNews.com
Mike Rosenberg

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Perry running ads in California encouraging businesses to move to Texas

February 4, 2013
The Daily Caller
Alexis Levinson

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry praises charter schools, voucher plan before State Board of Education

February 1, 2013
The Associated Press
Will Weissert
Gov. Rick Perry told the State Board of Education on Friday that it’s time for Texas to increase the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide and embrace a voucher system that would let parents get their kids out of poor-performing public schools and into private ones.

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