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Santorum, Rand Paul to speak at GOP confab

Florida governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin were added to the growing list of convention speakers released by the Republican National Committee. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is the first of Mitt Romney's former rivals for the 2012 Republican nomination to be announced as a speaker. Paul, a Kentucky senator, is a Tea Party favorite and the son of Rep. Ron Paul, who also ran for the White House.


10 GOP governors rally around Romney

Fresh from a foreign trip marked by a number of stumbles, Mitt Romney was back in his element late Thursday with 10 Republican governors in Basalt, Colo... New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer all accompanied Romney on his first day back campaigning in America since his trip overseas.

Senh: After his disastrous foreign trip, Romney needs as much help as he can get.


In Oklahoma Governor Primary, Voters Reject Anti-Establishment Sentiment

Oklahoma Republicans rejected anti-Washington sentiment on Tuesday, selecting a two-term congresswoman as their nominee for governor rather than a tea party-backed conservative who once called for the creation of a new state militia to protect state sovereignty.

U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma City defeated state Sen. Randy Brogdon and two other candidates and would be the state's first female governor if elected Nov. 2. Democrats chose between Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.


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