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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, other GOP convention speakers come from a diverse pool

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: August 9, 2012

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's famous last name may increase his prominence, but his efforts to improve educational opportunities for children, especially low-income black and Hispanic children, also plays well to the Republican message of opportunity and diversity.

Fallin is proof that female leadership and conservative beliefs have broad appeal. She has one of the highest approval ratings of any governor.

The Republican Party was founded to oppose slavery and racism and to support opportunity for all. With Romney as its nominee, the GOP is still raising that banner today.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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