Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin tapped to speak at GOP convention in Florida

Modified: August 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm •  Published: August 7, 2012
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will address the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., later this month, party officials announced Tuesday.

Fallin was among a second group of convention speakers announced by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. He also said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, and former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at the Aug. 27-30 event.

“As our party unites around Governor Romney, these four great leaders will lend their voices in support of his vision to get America back on track,” Priebus said in a statement.

Fallin endorsed Romney in May, even though Santorum won Oklahoma's presidential primary election in March.

“In Oklahoma, we work to make government serve the people and not the other way around,” Fallin said in a statement. “Our next president has to share this same commitment and that is why I am so proud to be a part of the Republican National Convention to officially nominate Mitt Romney.”

Fallin previously spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., when she was a member of Congress.

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