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Oklahoma Governor, OKC Mayor Speak At GOP Convention

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Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin both spoke at the Republican National Convention Tuesday. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin both spoke at the Republican National Convention Tuesday.
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The Republican National Convention may be a long way away from Oklahoma, but it had a "Sooner State" feel Tuesday.

8/28/2012 Related Story: Cornett, Fallin Praise Oklahoma During GOP Convention

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin spoke during a prime address and spotlighted the "Oklahoma Spirit."

"The history of Oklahoma is a good example of pursuing the American dream," said Governor Fallin during Tuesday's night speech.

The Governor spotlighted one of those dreams realized stories.

In her speech, she told the story of Oklahoma Oilman Harold Hamm. The self-made billionaire now employs around 700 people through his company Continental Resources

Governor Fallin also touted the state's less than 5 percent unemployment rate.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett addressed the convention Monday afternoon and highlighted the strides being made through what he called "fiscally conservative government leadership."

"20 years ago, we decided that we can do better and we have," said Mayor Cornett.

The Mayor also touted the OKC low unemployment rate for a metropolitan city its size.

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