July 29, 2010

Tulsa World - "Historic election: Oklahoma governor a race between two women"

The Tulsa World writes about the historic nature of the Oklahoma gubernatorial election this fall.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans will elect the state's first female governor this fall in only the fourth race in history where two women have faced off to become a state's chief executive.  
In Tuesday's party primaries, Democrats nominated Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, while Republicans nominated U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin. ...
Fallin said she felt "very honored to be a part of this historic time in our state where we do have two women that are running for governor."
"I think it says that Oklahoma has come a long way," she said. "I was the first woman lieutenant governor in Oklahoma. I was the first woman to go to Congress since we elected one in 1920 and she served only two years." 

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