|Updated: 3/06/2012 11:20 pm
||Published: 3/06/2012 11:15 pm
For the first time in several years, Oklahoma played a role in Super Tuesday.
With 43 delegates from Oklahoma all four GOP candidates made stops in Oklahoma to gain votes.
Building better jobs, tax breaks, debt are all issues that infuriate republicans under President Barack Obama’s administration.
However, with candidates such as Senator Rick Santorum who won Oklahoma, the conservative message resonated with Sooner State voters.
However, Republican Governor Mary Fallin sees GOP candidates focusing on the economy.
“The more liberal side of the media is trying to pull the republican nominees to more social issues. Only when in reality they believe and I believe it is our national economy, our debt, our deficit and getting people back to work,” said Fallin.
With Oklahoma casting 43 delegates that makes the Sooner state a contender.
“It makes us as voters feel relevant and I think the excitement and gets people involved in the process,” said Fallin.
Having Senator Rick Santorum and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich make two stops in Oklahoma and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul make a stop in the Oklahoma republican leaders says that should send a message to the GOP presidential primary race.
“They all had to come here instead of flying over to another event. They had to come here. That’s good for our voters and good for Oklahoma. People know where we are, we matter, we are relevant,” said Republican Lt. Governor Todd Lamb.
Still the race for the White House isn’t over.
“We have to work very hard. President Obama will have a billion dollars in campaign funds he has a well organized machine throughout the nation and very well financed. Special interest groups are behind him. We have to work very hard as a party to make sure our presidential republican nominee has all the support he needs,” said Fallin.