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October 23, 2012
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Texas governor stumps for Romney in Carson

In his fourth Western Nevada stop Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a crowd at the Carson Mall the Obama administration doesn't understand that overtaxing and over-regulating business won't get Nevada's economy back on track.

Perry said especially states, like Nevada, where a large majority of the land is federally owned "should have some ability to open up these federal lands and explore."

Perry said opening the lands to responsible mining and energy production, "could create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

"We understand something the current administration does not understand: competition is what makes you strong. We don't need one …

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