Maryland business owners, you ready to move to Texas? Lone Star State Gov. Rick Perry (R) promises that you'll pay lower taxes than in Maryland, as long as you can stand the heat.
The Washington Post reports that Perry tries to lure businesses in the DC suburbs through an ad that also takes shots at Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). The two have both said that they are considering presidential campaigns in 2016. Perry was a contender in the 2012 Republican primary, but the party's nomination ultimately went to Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we’ve created more jobs than all the other states combined,” Perry says in the ad, The Post reported.
"Unfortunately, your governor has made Maryland the tax-and-fee state, where businesses and families are paying some of the highest taxes in America."
O'Malley told The Post that he hadn't heard the ads, but that he knew Perry had ran similar ads in other states.