Texas Gov. Perry Runs Ads to Slam New York

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is poking fun at New York ahead of his upcoming trip to convince employers there to move to Texas.

In $600,000 worth of radio spots that began airing Wednesday in New York City and Albany, he scoffs at the state’s “‘new’ New York” promotional campaign.

“The new New York sounds a lot like the old New York,” the ad says. “Higher taxes. Stifling regulations. Bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.”

Perry’s five-day visit to New York begins Sunday. It follows job-poaching trips to Illinois and California, which also featured ads criticizing those states.