Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Sacramento today speaking to a group of GOP hopefuls in the November election.

Asked by a reporter if he was here "poaching more jobs," Perry said he didn't like to use that term but said "competition is a good thing" and Tesla and Space X are both on his radar.

The Republican governor drove an electric Tesla to the downtown Hyatt.

California is in a bidding war with the Lone Star State for a new battery factory for the electric car maker.