- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent months trying to court California businesses to his state, but an new interview suggests the Republican is actually mulling a move to the Golden State.

Mr. Perry began a campaign in California late last year that highlighted the state’s high taxes and encouraged businesses to relocate over lower operating costs.

But a New York Times Magazine interview released Tuesday suggests the Republican might move to California in January.

“Perry told me that he loves California, vacations in San Diego annually, visits the state about six times a year and might even move here in January when he’s done with his 14-year stint running Texas,” wrote the Times’ Mark Leibovich.

“That is, if he does not somehow decide to run for president. Perry’s standard answer about 2016 is a simple ‘I dunno,’” he wrote. “But he is spending a great deal of time outside Texas, positioning himself to do so if he decides to or, if not, at least improve his job prospects.”


Mr. Perry said that if he could live anywhere else besides Texas, he would pick California, if he “could afford it.”

“Why wouldn’t you want to live out here? Seriously?” he said, Fox News reported.



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