LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) - As Iowans get ready to vote in Tuesday's primary current governor Terry Branstad brought some political power to Siouxland.
Texas governor Rick Perry has been traveling with Branstad and Lieutenant governor Kim Reynolds this week.They made a stop at the Blue Bunny Parlor in Le Mars on Thursday.
Branstad has been hearing the concerns of Iowans on anything from agriculture to education.
But on the job front, he says he's helped create 120,000 jobs and bring the unemployment rate down by 30 percent.
It's an effort he's modeling based off success in the state of Texas.
"People are leaving California and New York and Illinois and they're going to Texas because they're creating good jobs," said Branstad. "We're trying to learn all we can from Governor Perry and do in Iowa what he's done so successfully in Texas."
Branstad says among the things he's learned from Governor Perry is that you need low taxes and that people need to be where the opportunities are.
He says that Iowa is a place that's moving forward, and Perry agrees.
"He's got a record of job creation that is unparalleled," said Perry. "There are more people working in Iowa today than anytime in the history of this state. That's the single most important thing that a governor does."
Governor Branstad is running against Tom Hoefling in the primary on Tuesday, June 3.
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