Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to go head-to-head with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on their economic policies.
Perry challenged the Democrat to a debate while speaking on an Albany radio show Tuesday.
The Republican is in New York for the next few days in an attempt to lure business to his home state.
Cuomo's office has not responded to CNN's request for a response.
But the communications director for the Democratic governors association mocked the invite in an e-mail, referencing Perry's disastrous debate performance from 2011: "A little free advice for Rick Perry: the fewer debates with anyone, the better."
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