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California Dreamin'? Gov. Brown knocks Perry appeal for business as 'barely a fart'

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Shown here are California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.AP

California Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are going head to head in a battle for business, as the Lone Star State tries to lure overtaxed Californians. 

Perry this week launched a radio ad in California urging the state's entrepreneurs to "come check out Texas." 

But Brown, in a briefing with reporters Tuesday, tried to brush off the rival governor's advances. "It's not even a burp. It's barely a fart," Brown said, according to The Sacramento Bee

With the ad buy reportedly costing Texas $24,000, Brown called it "the smallest entry into the media market of California." 

"It's a big nothing," Brown said. 

Texas' ad buy, though, is the latest effort by the low-regulation state to attract businesses and residents from across the country. Some Texas officials have appealed to residents of other states -- like New York -- to move to Texas to avoid restrictive gun laws. 

The message about taxes and regulation in California, though, has been a popular one after California imposed a new tax on top earners thanks to the passage of Proposition 30 last year. 

Perry, in his California radio ad, called business in California "next to impossible."