April 21, 2010

Press Release: Fallin Announces Fundraising Record After Successful “Working Across Oklahoma” Tour

OKLAHOMA CITY – Mary Fallin, Republican candidate for governor, today reported that her fundraising numbers for the first quarter of 2010 came in at approximately $510,000. The number is the most Fallin has ever raised in a quarter and is the most any Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate has raised this election cycle. Her campaign also reported that it now has more than 3,245 individual donors, with 98 percent of donations coming from individuals and 95 percent of all contributions coming from within the state of Oklahoma. The campaign also has donations from all 77 counties.

Campaign Manager Denise Northrup attributed the good numbers to Fallin’s focus on job creation and economic growth, her willingness to get out among the voters and the success of Fallin’s recent “Working Across Oklahoma” tour, a 15 day, 21 county trip across the state. During the tour, Fallin spent a portion of each day doing the jobs of other working Oklahomans, serving as a ranch hand in Guymon, a nurse’s aid in Muskogee and an aerospace technician in Tulsa, among many other stops.

“Voters and potential donors appreciate a candidate who is going to get out of the office and actually listen to their concerns and ideas on how to create more jobs here in the state,” said Northrup. “Mary did that, and I think our fundraising success shows her message is really resonating with Oklahomans. I also think it shows that people really appreciate her dedication and hard work.”

What They’re Saying About the Working Across Oklahoma Tour

“Oklahoma Republican Mary Fallin kicks off gubernatorial campaign,” Oklahoman (3/29/10)

  • "Fallin told a crowd estimated at 150 to 200 that if elected governor she would travel across the state to meet with constituents and to promote the state to attract businesses. … Her main focus, she said, will be restoring the state's economy."

“Fallin gets to work on campaign: gubernatorial hopeful launches bid in factories,” Tulsa World (3/31/10)

  • "Putting on protective goggles, latex gloves and a plastic apron, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin went to work Tuesday morning at a NORDAM assembly line in north Tulsa. … Then the Republican gubernatorial hopeful kept at it for nearly 45 minutes, even starting over on a Boeing 747 window after it failed inspection. All without a photographer in sight." 

“Fallin literally works across state,” Lawton Constitution (4/1/10)

  • "While in Lawton, Fallin worked at Dr. Ajay Bhargava's office, where she performed a sonogram on a pregnant woman. Then Fallin headed to the Lawton Area Transit System, where she learned to drive a city bus. … Fallin said her tour is a way of connecting with Oklahomans and focusing her campaign on the issue of bringing jobs to the state."

“Fallin says she would focus on jobs,” Muskogee Phoenix (4/1/10)

  • "Congresswoman Mary Fallin said Thursday if she is successful in her bid to become Oklahoma’s next governor, she will have a 'laser beam' focus on jobs. … She got involved on a personal level at Muskogee Regional Medical Center on Thursday morning, working as an intake clerk.

“Fallin working across Sooner State,” Duncan Banner (4/9/10)

  • "As if her resume wasn’t extensive enough, Congresswomen Mary Fallin (OK-05) launched a whirlwind, 15-day, 21-county tour, where she is literally working her way across Oklahoma. Wednesday, Fallin was in Cox City to try her hand as a pumper for Mack Energy."

“Fallin explores state jobs,” Edmond Sun (4/9/10)

  • "Not often does an Oklahoman get a chance to see Congresswoman Mary Fallin walk into a certified public accountant’s office wearing a UPS jumpsuit."