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O’Malley on Perry: 'All Hat and No Cattle'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears in radio ads critical of Maryland's business climate.

O’Malley on Perry: 'All Hat and No Cattle'

By  Adam Bednar

Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t very pleased with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who reportedly plans to visit Maryland this Wednesday to meet with business owners.

"I know from past experience that the gentleman is all hat and no cattle," O’Malley told the  Washington Post before the Maryland Democratic Party gala in Greenbelt Thursday night. 

Perry has irked O’Malley, and other Democratic governors, by appearing in radio ads trying to lure businesses to Texas by criticizing states such as Maryland, California and Missouri as having high taxes and too much regulation.

The Texas governor is scheduled to follow up the radio ads by visiting the state to hold private meeting with companies this week, according to  The Baltimore Sun.

Perry is considered a possible candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. He sought his party’s nomination in 2012 until a series of gaffes, such as  forgetting the third federal agency he wanted to eliminate during a televised debate, derailed the campaign.

It’s widely speculated that O’Malley is also considering a run for president in 2016. But if O’Malley’s comments during the gala dinner about the pair’s  Politico sponsored debate in 2011 are any indication he doesn’t consider Perry much of a threat.

"I kicked his a--, and he never came back," O’Malley said, according to  The Washington Post.  

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