Fallin selected as a Republican National Convention featured speaker
BY WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
8/07/12 at 12:55 PM
Gov. Mary Fallin has been selected to be a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla, later this month.
Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell said the exact time and date of Fallin's speech haven't been announced.
"I'd like to congratulate Governor Fallin on being selected as a headlining speaker at the Republican National Convention later this month," Pinnell said. "This is yet another reminder to us Okies that Governor Fallin is a national conservative leader who is taking Oklahoma to new heights. We are proud to call her OUR Governor."
Fallin said November's election are about setting a new course for the nation.
"The election this November is about much more than politics. It is a decision we have to make about the direction of America -- are we going to continue to tax and spend and grow government far past the point of sustainability, or are we going to restore fiscal sanity to Washington, D.C. and force government to live within its means? In Oklahoma, we
work to make government serve the people and not the other way around.Our next president has to share this same commitment and that is why I am so proud to be a part of the Republican National Convention to officially nominate Mitt Romney," Fallin said.
Fallin also spoke to the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minn. This year's convention is Aug. 27-30.
Gov. Mary Fallin will speak this month at the Republican National Convention. The convention is Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Fla. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World