Texas Governor Rick Perry is planning a trip to Maryland to brag about his state.
Perry's office says he's scheduled to travel to Maryland next week to tout his state for having lower taxes. Ahead of his trip, the Republican has launched nearly half a million dollars worth of TV and radio ads in Maryland to promote Texas as a business destination.
Those ads, along with his trip, are being paid for by a public-private partnership focusing on marketing Texas.
When Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley was asked about Perry's ads, he dismissed them as a "tired old PR gimmick.''
O'Malley's office also released a statement highlighting Maryland for having some of the country's best schools and for being ranked a top state for innovation and entrepreneurship.