VIDEO: Ron Paul says he never met fellow Texan Rick Perry

Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said he doesn't recall ever meeting fellow presidential candidate and home state Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas).

"I do not recall having ever met him [Perry] or had a conversation," said Paul to KHOU Houston in an interview posted online Wednesday.

When asked why he thought they never met, Paul said, "I have no idea. I mean, I didn't extend myself to ask for an invitation to come to the governor's mansion, but it is true that over the years, although I had my disagreements with both President Bush senior and junior, I met both of them."

Paul said his conversations with both former presidents were always cordial, although he admitted they disagreed on certain issues.

Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas state history, and Paul has represented Texas in the House of Representatives for more than 20 years.

Watch Paul below as he discusses Perry, his views on government spending and the military, and shares the first thing he would do as president.