• With: Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

    This is a rush transcript from "Your World," August 13, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF "YOUR WORLD": Well, America on the job hunt, and now the governors of what many consider the two most business-friendly states in the nation are duking it out for the top spot.

    And exactly, how are they doing this? Well, with a friendly fishing competition.

    Earlier, I asked Texas Governor Rick Perry if he is worried Florida Governor Rick Scott may be nipping at his heels.


    GOV. RICK PERRY, R-TEXAS: I'm not worried about it, but it's one of the things I'm proud of is that the governors have put tax and regulatory and legal policies into place.

    You know, Bobby Jindal over on our eastern shore is one that really puts the pressure on. You got Susana Martinez over on the western side of New Mexico and Mary Fallin in Oklahoma. And so I'm surrounded some by people who get it about economic development.

    But it just makes us work that much harder. We passed lose or pay this past session of the legislature. We're not just sitting over there with our feet propped up in Texas. We're working hard to be even more competitive.

    CAVUTO: Are you worried, though, Governor?

    GOV. RICK SCOTT, R-FLA.: Now, we both don't have an income tax.

    CAVUTO: That's right.


    SCOTT: Are you worried? That was the question. How much are you worried?

    Now, we cut property taxes over $200 million. We cut the business tax for two-thirds of the companies that were paying it, cut 1,700 regulations.

    So are you getting worried yet?

    PERRY: Well, I wouldn't say I'm worried, but I pay attention. I think that's what all governors do, or they should be doing if they're going to represent the people well.


    CAVUTO: Well, Governor Perry, do you pay attention to the fact that for some reason you haven't been invited to speak at the convention, but that guy next to you has?

    SCOTT: I wonder why.


    PERRY: It's his good looks; I think is what it was.


    SCOTT: Now, hey, Neil, I just want to make sure. We have a trophy today for this tournament, and I just wanted to give it to Governor Perry.

    He's won at a lot of things in life. But today he did -- we don't count the fact he had a red snapper...


    PERRY: The biggest fish was caught Texas...


    SCOTT: But as far as...


    SCOTT: Number two. So far, it's one of few things that I have been able to beat Governor Perry at.

    PERRY: Thanks. That's...

    SCOTT: You really appreciate this?

    PERRY: I really appreciate that.

    When you can put us at number two at job creation, then I expect a really big trophy.

    SCOTT: Yes, that would be a good...


    PERRY: That'll be a good one.


    CAVUTO: Well, maybe the trophy -- again, again, Governor Perry, then, well, maybe that trophy, without sounding like a party spoiler, will make up for the fact that you're not being invited to speak at the convention, and he is. That doesn't bother you?