Daniel and Frank Keating may be twins, but they clearly have different opinions on who should be the next president.
Daniel Keating, a Tulsa businessman, is behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Frank Keating, Oklahoma’s governor from 1995 to 2003, is supporting U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
Romney and McCain each are seeking the Republican Party’s nomination.
Daniel Keating said he supports Romney because of his successes: Romney helped businesses grow and improve their operations; he helped turn around the 2002 Winter Olympics’ debt; and as governor, he balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap he inherited when he took office in 2002.
“Today we need people with fresh ideas, people that have been successful and don’t necessarily need (Washington) D.C. for their income or D.C. for their ego,” said Daniel Keating, who helped organize tomorrow’s fund-raising breakfast for Romney in Tulsa.
Frank Keating, who hosted two fundraiser Monday for McCain in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, said he is supporting McCain because of his “enormous personal courage” as a war hero and his “brilliant record” as a fiscal conservative in Congress.
“I think we need someone where we know where he stands,” the former governor said.