September 30, 2010

Oklahomans for Life: Mary Fallin is Pro Life; Askins Record “Mixed”

From the Oklahomans for Life Monthly Letter:

“… Republican Mary Fallin is leaving Congress, where she has had a 100% pro-life voting record throughout her career, to run for governor. She is opposed by Democrat Jari Askins, who had a mixed voting record on the right-to-life issue in the state House of Representatives.

“Jari Askins was quoted in a September 11, 2010 Tulsa World article as saying: ‘In my personal belief, abortion is not a birth-control method. But I have always thought there should be exceptions for things like rape and incest and the health of the mother." Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined ‘health’ in the abortion context as including ‘all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age – relevant to the well-being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health.’ (Doe v. Bolton, Jan. 22, 1973.) The ‘health’ exception has been the pro-abortion movement‟s most manipulated tool to perpetuate legal abortion on demand.

“Mary Fallin’s answers to our candidate survey were 100% pro-life. We did not receive answers from Jari Askins to our pro-life survey.”

Read the Oklahoman’s for Life October Newsletter Here

September 27, 2010

NRA Endorses Mary Fallin for Oklahoma Governor

NRA-PVF Endorses Mary Fallin for Governor of Oklahoma

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Mary Fallin for Oklahoma Governor this November.

“The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund supports Mary Fallin because she is a champion and staunch defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Oklahoma gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “As a Congresswoman, Mary has worked to preserve and protect our gun rights, and I know she is committed to continuing this work as governor.”

During her time in Congress, Mary Fallin has supported many pro-gun efforts, including signing pro-gun congressional “friend of the court” briefs in both the Heller and McDonald cases, stating that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right that protects all Americans. Fallin opposes any effort to reenact the Clinton semi-auto ban. She voted in favor of allowing law-abiding citizens to carry in national parks and wildlife refuges and voted to protect access to federally-owned or administered lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting.

Fallin’s voting record in Congress and her support for the Second Amendment have earned her an “A” rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

“On November 2nd, I urge all Oklahoma NRA members, hunters and gun owners to vote Mary Fallin for Governor,” Cox concluded.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group.  Four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

September 24, 2010

Rasmussen: Mary Fallin Hits 60%; Now Up By 26 Points in the Oklahoma Governor Race

From Rasmussen

Republican Congresswoman Mary Fallin has jumped to a 26-point lead over Democrat Jari Askins in Okahoma’s gubernatorial race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Fallin picking up 60% support, while Askins, the state’s current lieutenant governor, earns 34% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
This race remains Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Last month, Fallin led Askins 52% to 37%. Prior to the latest survey, Fallin’s support remained in the 51% to 57% range in surveys conducted since February. Askins received between 32% and 37% support during the same period. 
The winner of this race will be the state's first woman governor.
Fallin earns the vote from 89% of Oklahoma Republicans, while Askins is backed by just 64% of Democrats. Fallin holds a 25-point lead over Askins among voters not affiliated with either major political party.
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September 23, 2010

From the Blogosphere: Everybody Wants to Be a Conservative

The blog, The Conservative Pup, writes about the Oklahoma governor's race:

Mary Fallin has stated clearly and without politi-speak her position on illegal immigration.  Gov. Jan Brewer has endorsed Mary Fallin.  Mary Fallin isn’t afraid to take a stand.
Her opponent hasn’t taken a stand, not really.  Though I suppose you could make the case that in answering that she does support the Dream Act, and by not stating clearly if she supports Arizona’s legislation on illegal trespassers that she has taken a stand.
That’s not the stand that is good for Oklahoma.  And it’s not the stance of an ‘Oklahoma conservative.’
Oklahomans have a choice in November between two women to be our next governor, and only Mary Fallin is a conservative in this race.
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Mary Fallin Receives Tax Fighter Award

The National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) has honored Congressional Representative Mary Fallin with its 111th Congress "Tax Fighter Award." NTLC President Lewis K. Uhler presented the award to Mary Fallin in Washington, saying "Mary Fallin's votes on tax and spending issues in the 111th Congress earned an ‘A' grade and the Tax Fighter Award.

"Mary Fallin has led the battle on behalf of taxpayers to stop the passage of ObamaCare and cap-and-trade legislation, to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent, to eliminate the death tax, to kill the Alternative Minimum Tax, to provide incentives for private savings, investment and job creation and to control the growth of federal spending.

"Mary Fallin has been a major asset to taxpayers across America during his congressional service, having earned the Tax fighter Award consistently in every session of Congress. Mary Fallin has had the courage to challenge the orthodoxy of Washington spending and earmarks," concluded Uhler.

Background information: Since 1975 the National Tax Limitation Committee, a 501(c)(4) grass roots taxpayer activist organization, has worked to limit taxes and spending and to reduce the size and scope of government at all levels. NTLC has led the national movement for constitutional tax and spending limits at the stat and federal levels. NTLC publishes a congressional scorecard at the conclusion of each Congress, as it has for more than a quarter-century.

September 17, 2010

Mary Fallin Embarks on Whistle-Stop Train Tour of Western Oklahoma!

The Fallin for Governor campaign is pleased to announce that Mary Fallin will embark on an historic, whistle-stop train tour of western Oklahoma to take her message of job creation and fiscal responsibility to five towns in one day of dawn-to-dusk campaigning. The train tour will be held on Monday, September 20.

The whistle-stop train tour will chug into Thomas, Clinton, Cordell and Hobart. At each stop, Mary and her supporters will disembark from the train to visit with folks about her campaign for governor. The whistle-stop tour concludes in Hobart. Mary and her supporters will travel via bus to Frederick for a campaign reception.

Western Oklahoma is an important part of Mary’s campaign and she is excited to speak one-on-one with voters there about her plans to bring more jobs and better opportunities to Oklahomans.

The complete schedule of the whistle-stop tour is listed below. Please join us along the way!

Thomas stop:
7:45 to 8:30 a.m.  Join us for the whistle-stop send-off at Wheeler Brothers, 121 First St. in Thomas. Meet up in the parking lot for coffee and donuts.  The train will leave for Clinton at 8:30 a.m.

Clinton stop:
10:30 a.m.  Mary and train passengers will get off the train to visit with folks at the Route 66 museum in Clinton, 2229 W. Gary Blvd., during a meet and greet reception. The train then leaves for Cordell at 11:30 a.m.

Cordell stop:
12:30 p.m.  Mary and the train passengers will walk to the west end of the Washita County Courthouse, 111 E. Main St., for a meet and greet with folks in Cordell.  Box lunches will be served.  At 1:45 p.m., the train will depart for Hobart.

Hobart stop:
3 p.m. Mary and the train passengers will visit the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, 507 S. Main St., for a meet and greet with folks in Hobart. The train tour concludes in Hobart.

Frederick stop:
6 p.m. Join Mary Fallin for a campaign reception at the Tillman-Kiowa Campus of the Great Plains Technology Center, 2001 E. Gladstone, in Frederick.

September 16, 2010

Tulsa Beacon Endorses Mary Fallin for Governor!

This week, the Tulsa Beacon newspaper endorsed Mary Fallin for governor of Oklahoma saying her record is "unmatched for conservatism."
U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin offers the best hope to move Oklahoma forward in a time of fiscal uncertainty and political upheaval.
Fallin, who also served in the Oklahoma House and as lieutenant governor with former Gov. Frank Keating, has conservative credentials. For 20 years, she has voted in line with the traditional values that reflect how most Oklahomans feel.
Her voting record is unmatched for conservatism.

Click here to read the rest of the endorsement.

September 14, 2010

KJRH: Mary Fallin and Jari Askins discuss education in Tulsa Monday

KJRH in Tulsa covered the candidate forum at Educare Tulsa:
U.S Representative Mary Fallin is running on the Republican ticket for governor. "This is a great example of how we can target our money to get the most bang for our buck, helping prepare our children for starting their educational school system," Fallin said. 
She says the state has to find money already in the budget to support education. "I'm interested in how can we spend our money the most effectively, and get the best results for the education system. As we do that, hopefully we'll be able to stretch our dollars even further, because the reality is, these are tough economic times for our state," she said.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

September 11, 2010

Mary Fallin Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

Oklahoma City – Congresswoman Mary Fallin issued the following statement today on the anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“Exactly nine years ago the United States was offered a painful reminder that real evil exists. Today, this great nation continues to stand in the gap between that evil and the freedom loving people of the world. This September 11th, my prayers are with those who lost loved ones on this day, with our brave men and women defending our freedoms overseas, and with the families of those who serve this country and endure unimaginable sacrifices to preserve American liberty.”

September 8, 2010

Tulsa Today: Fallin Embarks on Whistle Stop Tour

Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin will be embarking on a historic “whistle stop” train tour of western Oklahoma on Monday, September 20, taking her message of job creation and fiscal responsibility to six towns during a dawn-to-dusk day of campaigning.

Scheduled to visit Thomas, Clinton, Cordell, Hobart, Snyder and Frederick by train, Fallin will stop in each town to meet residents and talk about her goals for the state.

The train she will be riding can seat more than 100 passengers and seats are quickly filling up. A limited number of tickets to ride on the train and participate in this historic event are available and can be requested from the Fallin for Governor campaign by calling (405) 778-8900.

Click here to read the rest of the article at Tulsa Today.

September 7, 2010

NFIB/Oklahoma Endorses Mary Fallin for Governor

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state office of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, has endorsed Mary Fallin in her campaign for governor of Oklahoma.

“Mary Fallin clearly understands the problems facing small business owners, and her commitment to solving them resonates with Oklahoma’s entrepreneurs and family-run companies,” said Benny Vanatta, state director of NFIB/Oklahoma.

“Mary Fallin has demonstrated her leadership as lieutenant governor and, since 2007, as a member of Congress,” Vanatta said. “She has shown our members that she understands the challenges and concerns facing Oklahoma and the state's small businesses.”

“It’s important that we elect a candidate who understands the critical roll small businesses play in Oklahoma’s economy—someone who will make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to lead our state out of this recession and create jobs,” Vanatta said.

“As governor, I will focus like a laser beam on job creation and economic recovery,” Fallin said. “That means helping small businesses, which provide the vast majority of employment opportunities in Oklahoma. It also means standing up to Washington and its job-killing ‘tax and spend’ policies.

“I know Oklahoma has the potential to be one of the best places to do business in the country and in the world,” she said. “But first we need a leader who is going to fight for the kind of pro-business, common-sense reforms that create jobs and spur investment. I’m ready to be that leader, and I’m proud to have the support of the NFIB in my campaign for governor.”

NFIB’s political support is based on the candidate's position and record on small business issues. The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Oklahoma Save America's Free Enterprise Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/Oklahoma’s membership.

Today's endorsement puts the considerable grassroots support of the state's small businesses behind Fallin’s campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to vote. According to NFIB polling data, small business owners and their employees make up 43% of registered voters in America.

NFIB will encourage its 3,111 members in Oklahoma to help turn out the influential small business voting bloc on Election Day.

September 3, 2010

Fallin on Jobs Report: “Obama’s Tax and Spend Policies Are Failing Our Citizens”

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin released the following statement in response to a Bureau of Labor Statistics Report showing 56,000 jobs lost in the month of August and an increase in the unemployment rate to 9.6%:

“Once again, the latest economic indicators are proving what Oklahomans already know in their gut: President Obama’s ‘tax and spend’ policies are failing our citizens. Washington’s out-of-control spending and its hard-left agenda are making this recession worse.

“I’m running for governor because I know Oklahoma deserves better than the failed, big-government ideology coming out of Washington. Voters are ready for the kind of leader who will stand up to the president and his job-killing policies, get our economy back on track, control spending and eliminate government waste. I’m ready to be that leader, and I’m the only candidate in this race who is prepared to say 'no' to Washington and to move this state forward.”

FOUND: Fallin Supporters in Little Dixie!

Mary dropped by David's Mini Mart in Holdenville today to visit with folks about her campaign for governor.  She talked about how to improve our economy and bring more jobs to all of Oklahoma.

She even found a couple of supporters in Little Dixie, the traditional Democratic stronghold in southeastern Oklahoma.

All across Oklahoma, people agree with Mary that she's the best choice for our next governor because she'll work to create more jobs, to balance our budget and restore fiscal responsibility and she'll stand up to Washington and its job-killing policies.