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Name anyone in political punditry who can resist another excuse to prematurely raise the 2016 presidential contest. So here goes: Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose did some one-upsmanship by claiming Democratic New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would like to have the Lone Star state's job-creation record.

“I’m sure that I couldn’t get all 49 other governors to admit that they would want to be Texans,” Perry told the Associated Press. “I’m thinking that Gov. Cuomo would not admit that he’d want to be a Texan... But if he were truthful, you could say that the economic climate that has allowed the state to grow and create jobs, he’d dearly love to be able to stand up and say, ‘We did this in New York.’ But he can’t.”

The jab is played up on Politico.

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