Fallin Heads To Democrat Convention

The Oklahoman’s Chris Casteel has this story today: Gov. Mary Fallin, who has spent the week on stage and off promoting the  Republican presidential ticket, plans to crash the Democrats’ party next week in  North Carolina.

Fallin has agreed to go to Charlotte, at the expense of Mitt Romney’s  presidential campaign, to make counterpoints to messages coming out of the  Democratic National Convention. Democratic-elected officials have been doing the  same thing here; Vice President Joe Biden had planned to come here but canceled  the trip because of the tropical storm that turned into Hurricane Isaac.

Fallin said, “President Obama and his party are going to be in Charlotte next  week touting what they believe are their successes. It’s important for our  elected officials and party spokesmen to remind the American people of the truth  about their time in office, which has brought 42 straight months of unemployment  over 8 percent and 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed.”

In 1996, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, a Republican, went to the  Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and former Gov. David Walters, a  Democrat, made appearances in 1992 for then-presidential candidate Bill  Clinton.

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Some of the thousands of members of the news media here found their way to  the Oklahoma section of the Tampa Bay Times Forum to interview delegates.

Tony Lauinger, a delegate from Tulsa, said he was interviewed by a reporter  from the Netherlands who wanted to know what the most important issue was to  him; Lauinger said right to life.

Howard Houchen, a delegate from Hugo, said a Spanish television reporter  questioned him and asked him to pull his ball cap down so viewers could see “Choctaw County.”

“I probably had 12 questions about how Mitt Romney could connect with the  middle class,” Houchen said. “I said, ‘Look at me. I’m about as middle class as  you get in Oklahoma.’”

Read more: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-gov.-mary-fallin-plans-to-crash-democrats-party-in-charlotte-next-week/article/3705653#ixzz256sEZhol

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