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Brown: Texas ads unlikely to sway Calif. companies

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Posted: Feb 4, 2013 4:43 PM

Updated: Feb 4, 2013 4:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown says the radio ads launched by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to persuade California companies to "come check out Texas" are just "a few tricks from a politician" and will not have any substantive effect.

Brown responded Monday to the 30-second advertisement touting Texas' low taxes, industry-friendly regulations and strict limits on lawsuits.

The Sacramento Bee reported http://bit.ly/TBqA1x that Brown told reporters outside an event in Los Angeles the commercials are unlikely to make a difference because people invest in places where "big things have occurred."

The governor says everyone "with half a brain" is coming to California, home of Apple, Google and Hollywood studios. He says that includes the British, French, Russians and Chinese.

"So Texas," Brown says, "come on over."

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