Monday, August 2, 2010

Fallin's First General Election Fundraiser At Hand

Congresswoman Mary Fallin's first fundraiser of the historic general election campaign in her bid to become governor takes place Friday in Oklahoma City.

The reception will be held in the home of Pam and Gerry Shepherd in west Oklahoma City at 6:30 p.m.

Requested donations are $5,000 for "Founders," $1,000 for "Hosts," $500 for "Sponsors" and $250 for "Friends."

For more information, contact Teale Trammel at 405-521-0900 or email

The general election contest pitting two women, Fallin and Lt. Governor Jari Askins, has happened only three times in U.S. history.

New Mexico's race for governor also will feature two women backed by Democrats and the GOP this year, but only Nebraska and Hawaii have had such races before.

"It's very exciting," University of Oklahoma political science professor Keith Gaddie said. "It's one of the few ever all-women gubernatorial elections in the nation's history and the first for Oklahoma. These don't happen very often. Not one, but two women nominated by the major parties, and both former lieutenant governors."

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