Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Talks Energy, Trump in Charleston

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Charleston on Tuesday to raise money for Senate President Bill Cole's run for governor, boost Donald Trump's run for the presidency and to tout business-friendly policy proposals. Read

The two-time Republican presidential candidate told a room full of invited energy executives and lobbyists that states need to tackle taxes, regulations, legal policies and education policies to make themselves more attractive to businesses.

"If you don't remember anything I share with you this afternoon, I hope you'll remember this," Perry said. "Capital goes to where it is welcome."

Surrounded by leaders of the coal and gas industry in a state that gets 96 percent of its power from coal, Perry touted Texas' spot as the nation's top producer of wind energy.

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