Texas and Maryland Governors Continue Fight on ‘Crossfire’

The on-set sparring capped off several days of back-and-forth between the two governors — both considered possible 2016 presidential contenders — over the virtues of their respective states and their differing political philosophies.
September 19, 2013

About 10 minutes into Wednesday night’s broadcast of CNN’s “Crossfire,” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) made the case that Texas is not the only state with great businesses.

Maryland has some some too, O’Malley said, ticking off Lockheed Martin, Under Armour and Marriott as examples for Rick Perry, governor of the Lone Star State, who sat across from him.

“We’re recruiting them to Texas,” Perry (R) said, without missing a beat.

“Well, you’re welcome to try,” O’Malley responded.

“We are,” Perry insisted.

The on-set sparring capped off several days of back-and-forth between the two governors — both considered possible 2016 presidential contenders — over the virtues of their respective states and their differing political philosophies.

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