Patt Morrison for September 5, 2012

GOP returns the favor at the DNC

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 2

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin waves as she walks on stage during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Patt Morrison alongside Representative Karen Bass in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 5, 2012 during the Democratic National Convention.

The root words of the name of the state of Oklahoma are derived from the Native American Choctaw tribe’s words for “red people.” And when it comes to politics, Oklahoma is also a very red state and polls show that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will likely carry the Sooner State in November. With her state likely in the bag, Oklahoma’s governor Mary Fallin has been actively campaigning outside of the Sooner State to try and reach voters in swing states.. This week finds her in Charlotte, North Carolina, stumping for her party in a state that Obama won by a very slim margin in 2008.


How do political parties strategically deploy campaigners during election campaigns? What effect can cross-campaigning have during the thick of an opposing party’s convention week?


Governor Mary Fallin, [R] governor of Oklahoma

Rep. Karen Bass, (D) representative for California’s 33rd district

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