The first night of the Republican National Convention here ended punctually, about 10 p.m. central time, but some of the Oklahoma delegates didn’t make it back to their hotel a few miles away until 3 a.m., and it’s not because they were out partying.
Rather, they were waiting for buses or sitting on buses that were supposed to get the delegates from the Tampa Bay Times Forum to the various hotels in the Tampa area.
The system set up was for delegates to catch a shuttle bus from the forum, where the convention is being held, to the nearby football stadium, where they would then catch a bus running to their hotels and others in the immediate area.…
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Here is the transcript of Gov. Mary Fallin’s speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There were some minor changes.
President Ronald Reagan once said that “there are no great limits to growth, because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
He believed, like I believe—like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe—that the potential for America is limitless.
We can – and we will – overcome any economic challenge IF government lets go of the regulatory chokehold zapping the air out of the economy and deflating the spirits of our entrepreneurs.…
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Look for Gov. Mary Fallin to give the national television audience a bit of a history lesson about Oklahoma when she speaks to the National Republican Convention in Tampa here Tuesday night and don’t be surprised if she mentions that Janna Little Ryan is an Oklahoman. The theme Tuesday is that Americans build things without the government’s help; it is a counter to remarks by President Barack Obama a few weeks ago that seemed to suggest otherwise but that he has said he didn’t mean that way.…
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In announcing Oklahoma’s delegate count at the Republican National Convention here Tuesday, Gov. Mary Fallin packed in a lot of references: Janna Little Ryan, faith and freedom, red state and some other things.
She was standing next to her husband, Wade Christensen.
Here it is, in rough form:
“A state that believes in faith, family and freedom, a state that has one of the strongest economies in the United States and an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, a state that in the heartland and is the home of Janna Little Ryan.…
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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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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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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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