Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has scheduled a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City for 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The congressman, who was in Tampa last week for the Republican National Convention, will provide updates on issues and take questions. The meeting will be held at:
South Oklahoma City Community College
College Union Rooms 2 & 3
7777 S. May Avenue
Meanwhile, Tom Guild, of Edmond, who is Lankford’s Democratic opponent this year, is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.…
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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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Rep. Ron Paul didn’t speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. this week, but his movement was definitely represented through Oklahoma delegates and followers from other states. Paul’s son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, spoke at the convention Wednesday night, when the convention also showed this video:
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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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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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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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Gov. Mary Fallin is scheduled to speak in the next half hour or so at the Republican National Convention. One of the speakers before her is Sen. Rick Santorum who actually won Oklahoma’s presidential primary in March.…
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Only 40 of Oklahoma’s 43 delegate votes for president were counted Tuesday night, because of one absence and two supporters of Ron Paul who refused to cast their votes for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, even though they were bound to do so.
The roll call for the state was 34 votes for Romney and six for Rep. Ron Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination.
The six who voted for Paul were Paul supporters who had been committed to former candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.…
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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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