Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett just delivered a short speech to the GOP convention in Tampa, FL. He looked first for the Oklahoma delegates, and found a few in their section way in the back of the hall.
Here are his remarks:
I’m pleased to be here representing my fellow Republican mayors.
In Oklahoma, we think we’ve made a very real and substantial contribution to this presidential
Janna Ryan, the smart and charming wife of the next Vice President of the United States, is from
Oklahoma, and Paul and Janna were married in Oklahoma City.…
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Oklahoma delegates to the Republican National Convention held their first communal breakfast Monday morning at their Tampa hotel and heard from three members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation and the political director for the national party.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, who had two Oklahoma radio interviews scheduled during the breakfast, elicited some live cheers from the assembled delegates for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa radio audiences.
Reps. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, and Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, also spoke, giving preach-to-the-choir remarks about the Obama administration.…
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National Republican Party officials announced Saturday that Monday’s convention activities in Tampa will be scratched because of worries of approaching tropical storm Isaac.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett was supposed to speak on Monday. It appears likely that speech will have to be scratched. Cornett said Saturday evening that he had not heard from convention officials yet. He was planning to leave for Tampa on Sunday.
Gov. Mary Fallin is scheduled to speak on Tuesday night, but it’s unclear if the convention will be able to stick to that agenda if all of Monday’s events are scratched.…
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has been given a speaking slot on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
In a message sent from her campaign account, the governor said she will talk about Oklahoma’s success.
“My message will be simple: the U.S. must focus on policies that allow hardworking families and businesses _ not government bureaucracies _ to thrive.
“In Oklahoma, we’ve pursued policies that set the stage for success and job growth in the private sector. We’re not interested in more government handouts.…
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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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