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Less colorfully, Rick Scott mimics Rick Perry's job poaching message: We're cheap

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June

Tampa Bay Times Business columnist Robert Trigaux:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has embarked on a job-poaching spree, sending letters aimed at luring companies from seven states with higher taxes. The only problem is Scott's strategy mimics on the cheap what Texas Gov. Rick Perry is doing in person and with more advertising panache.

While Scott was at the Paris Air Show on Monday pitching low-tax l'amour to woo aerospace jobs to Florida, Perry launched a five-day tour of New York, Connecticut and nearby states to entice businesses to the Lone Star State.

Similar to his Texas campaigns in California and Illinois, where Perry ads warned "get out while there's still time," the kicker on his Northeast ad is "get out before you go broke." Perry even zings New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for trying to limit the size of soft drinks.

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