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Rick Perry Is Driving Around In A Tesla Taunting California

“The only way to make this car faster is to make it in Texas,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted.

Posted on June 10, 2014, at 7:41 p.m. ET

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is trying to convince electric carmaker Tesla to come to his state.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants Tesla to move to the Lone Star State. The battle over jobs tonight at six

Mike Luery@KCRALuery

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants Tesla to move to the Lone Star State. The battle over jobs tonight at six

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The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and is planning to build a "gigafactory" that would employ 6,500 people. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, are the top locations, according to the Arizona Republic.

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Perry showed how much he wants Tesla in Texas by driving one around Sacramento Tuesday.

Office of Rick Perry

He also wore these sunglasses that look like they're from the Matrix.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is in Sacramento, driving a new Tesla. Our states are in a bidding war for a new factory.

Mike Simpson@MikeSimpsonKFBK

Texas Governor Rick Perry is in Sacramento, driving a new Tesla. Our states are in a bidding war for a new factory.

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"The only way to make this car faster is to make it in Texas," he tweeted.

The only way to make this car faster is to make it in Texas. cc: @TeslaMotors

Rick Perry@GovernorPerry

The only way to make this car faster is to make it in Texas. cc: @TeslaMotors

4:06 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Perry also published an op-ed in the Orange County Register Monday, writing that Californians who want more personal freedom should move to Texas.

He's also running ads in California asking businesses to leave the state for Texas.

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