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6:41 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Governor Fallin Speaks to RNC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says President Barack Obama and his policies are getting in the way of entrepreneurship and used an oilman's business success story as an example of pursuing the American dream.

During her speech, heard live on KWGS, Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Fallin praised the nomination of Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.

Fallin cited the important role Oklahoma plays in the nation's energy production and its low unemployment rate of 4.9 percent.

She used Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm as a success story, noting his rise as the son of a Lexington sharecropper to the chairman and CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources. It is one of the nation's top 10 domestic producers of petroleum liquids.

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