In New York, Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo to debate

In New York, Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo to debate

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 07: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The CPAC annual meeting brings together conservative politicians, pundits and their supporters for speeches, panels and classes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 22 at 3:12 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging his New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to a debate over economic policy as he ventures onto Cuomo's turf.

Perry is visiting New York, hoping to coax employers there to move to Texas.

Last June, he made a similar trip that included ads poking fun at what Perry said was New York's high taxes and stiff regulations.

On Tuesday, a Perry political group released a statement suggesting a debate with Cuomo on topics like taxes, government spending and education. Perry repeated the offer on an Albany radio station.

A Cuomo spokesman offered no comment.

Perry's 2012 presidential run flamed out following his notorious "Oops" brain freeze during a debate. He's not seeking re-election but hasn't ruled out a second White House run in 2016.

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