August 9, 2010

Tulsa World: "Fallin says her family life shows her political strength"

OKLAHOMA CITY (Tulsa World) — During her first campaign for elected office in 1990, Mary Fallin fought morning sickness while caring for her 3-year-old daughter and working full time.

The Republican nominee for governor remembers the physical and mental toll it took:

"At the primary, I was eight months pregnant and 40 pounds heavier. It wasn't an easy campaign. One week after my son was born, I was knocking on doors campaigning for the general election.

"There are times when people wonder if Mary Fallin is tough enough to be in Congress or can handle the hard rigors of politics. I say, 'You have a baby between the primary and general election, then tell me how tough I am.' "

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