(CNN) – Gov. Rick Scott in Florida has a message for his counterpart in Texas: Bring it on.
The first term governor, who's struggling with low approval ratings, said Wednesday he wants Florida-not the Lone Star State–to become the state known for job growth. And as he approaches re-election next year, Scott is staying focused the economy.
"Gov. (Rick) Perry's always bragging about how great Texas is, well look, 230,000 people moved here last year," Scott said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hitting the road to drum up business. But he isn't on a tour of the Lone Star State.
Instead, Perry set off for California on Sunday, where he will spend four days trying to convince business leaders to move their operations from southern and central California to Texas. He began his pitch earlier this month with a radio ad which has run on Golden State airwaves from Los Angeles to Sacramento.
"Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible," he says in the ad. "This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and I have a message for California businesses: Come check out Texas."
Perry touts Texas’ tax policy, limited regulations on business and a legal system that includes tort restrictions. A website for the effort notes his state's recovery from the recession, job growth, low unemployment rate and low price for natural gas.
This morning on "Starting Point," San Diego Mayor Bob Filner weighs in on Perry's plan to lure companies from California to Texas.
The jobs recovery continued to crawl forward at a slow pace in January, and there's little hope it will pick up any time soon.
The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That's slower growth than in December, when employers hired 196,000 workers.
This morning on "Starting Point," Christine Romans breaks down the numbers and explains why she thinks they show modest growth.
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CNN's Candy Crowley argues undecided voters may be turning into 'disgusteds' as the presidential race comes to an end.
CNN's Ali Velshi explains how the October jobs report signals the state of the US economy.
Prior to the October jobs report release, Obama Campaign's Robert Gibbs talks w/ Soledad on "Starting Point" about how the jobs report could affect their message to potential voters.