A joint fundraising committee for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign transferred nearly $5 million to the Oklahoma Republican Party’s account on July 31, according to a report filed by the state party on Monday with the Federal Election Commission.
The $4.99 million came from donors around the country. The contributions were divided up among four state Republican Party organizations and other GOP committees.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks the flow of campaign money, joint fundraising committees have been formed by both presidential campaigns and political parties to allow people who have donated the legal limit directly to the candidates to give more money.…
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Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, will hold a forum in Oklahoma City on Tuesday to talk about congressional activities and take questions from constituents.
Here is the information:
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Portland Campus
Seminar Room 224
3500 NW 150th Street
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Gov. Mary Fallin issued this statement regarding the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney:
“Having worked with Paul Ryan in Congress, I know he is a smart, committed advocate for the kind of small government, pro-growth policies that are going to create more jobs and get this country back on track. He’s also a genuinely nice person with a great family and a wonderful wife from Madill, Oklahoma. He will make a great running mate, and continue to be an effective voice for the principles of limited government and free markets that make America great.…
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Here is the statement of Matt Pinnell, chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, on the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan.
“Today marks a turning point in this presidential race. Ryan’s addition to the ticket shows that Governor Romney, in addition to his focus on job creation, is prepared to run a robust campaign with a sharp message built around tax and spending cuts, deficit reduction and entitlement reform; policies that will literally save this country.
“When you couple this winning message with the fact that he’s married to an Oklahoman and his dogs are named Boomer and Sooner, Mitt Romney couldn’t have chosen a more qualified running mate.”…
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U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, issued this statement in regard to the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Boren is a first cousin to Ryan’s wife, Janna Little Ryan.
“Andrea and I are excited for Paul and Janna. Janna and I grew up together and I couldn’t be more proud of my cousin. Like my late mother after whom she is named, Janna is a wonderful parent to their children and will be Paul’s strongest supporter on the campaign trail.…
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From The Oklahoman’s archives, about the grandfather of Janna Little Ryan, the wife of GOP vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan.
1970s State Politician Buried
Saturday, December 4, 1993
Funeral services for Reuel W. Little, a Madill lawyer and rancher who played a major role in the formation of a third political party in Oklahoma in the 1960s, were Friday in Madill.
Little, 92, who was the American Party’s candidate for governor in 1970, died Wednesday.
In 1967, Little and a group began planning for the formation of a third political party to push the candidacy of former Alabama Gov.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa: “I congratulate Mitt Romney on his excellent Vice Presidential selection of Paul Ryan. Ryan is a solid conservative who has shown incredible leadership on some of the biggest issues of the day. The Romney-Ryan ticket will bring solutions to our country’s fiscal problems while restoring America’s economic strength. Incidentally, he has family ties to our state since his wife is from Oklahoma.”
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, who serves with Ryan on the House Budget Committee, said:
“Paul Ryan is a solid conservative whose expertise and thoughtful leadership as chairman of the Budget Committee has helped change the spending status quo in Congress.…
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Janna Little Ryan, the wife of GOP vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the daughter of Dan and the late Prudence Little. Both of her parents have been generous with their time and money to Oklahoma charities and causes and public boards and commissions.
Dan Little has served as a University of Oklahoma regent and as chairman of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City.
Here is the obituary that the family wrote when Prudence Little died in 2010.…
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The financial disclosure form filed by Rep. Paul Ryan last year shows some of the assets held by his wife, native Oklahoman Janna Little Ryan, in the state, including some of the same partnerships as her cousin, Rep. Dan Boren.
That 2011 financial form is here:
Ryan filed an amendment to his form this year about Janna Little Ryan’s income from a trust valued between $1 million and $5 million.
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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, the vice presidential selection for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has a strong Oklahoma connection. Here are some earlier posts about his wife, Janna Little Ryan.
Ryan’s Oklahoma connection led him to speak last fall to members of the State Chamber when they came to Washington. Here is part of that story:
Chamber officials visit Capitol Hill
COLE, GOP BUDGET CHIEF CRITICIZE OBAMA’S PLAN
By Chris Casteel
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House budget committee and two Oklahoma Republicans on the panel criticized President Barack Obama’s jobs package Tuesday while speaking to Oklahoma business leaders visiting Capitol Hill.…
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