Rep. Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, was actually trying to praise Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, when he mentioned him in his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, but Oklahoma delegates booed anyway.
Here is what Van Hollen said:
“So when President Obama took office, the Republicans handed him the bill: projected deficits of trillions of dollars. Congressman Ryan, America is literally in your debt. So President Obama got to work.…
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The campaign for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released excerpts of the speech he is to deliver Thursday night:
Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the way Americans always have – optimistic and positive and confident in the future.…
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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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Gov. Mary Fallin came out on the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa wearing blue, not the red she was wearing earlier because she’s from the reddest state in the nation, as she and other Republicans love to say.
She got big cheers from the Oklahoma delegation from the back of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
But the announcer pronounced her name as if it rhymed with Palin.
She began her speech with:
President Ronald Reagan once said “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.…
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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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