Texas Gov. Perry says Florida would be ‘foolish’ to oust Scott in 2014by George Bennett | April 8th, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, sharing the stage with Florida Gov. Rick Scott today at an international business gathering, put in a plug for Scott’s re-election in 2014.
“Floridians would be foolish to remove a guy with his leadership and his record as we go into the next election cycle,” Perry told a luncheon crowd of about 400 at the Palm Beach Strategic Forum at the county convention center.
Perry and Scott are holding forth on “governing for lasting economic growth” and their friendly economic rivalry.
Scott said he has imitated Perry in his low-tax, low-regulation strategies in trying to attract business to Florida.
“The things that we’re trying to do, Gov. Perry’s been doing,” Scott said.
Perry, who recently made a publicized attempts to lure businesses to Texas from California, said “I want to drive a conversation in this country about Red State vs. Blue State policies.”