Fallin garners endorsement of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 06-Jul-2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today (Tuesday, July 6) endorsed U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin in her bid to become Oklahoma’s next governor.

As the Obama administration announced it will challenge Arizona’s new immigration law in federal courts, Gov. Brewer said “At a time when many have been willing to attack the common sense, rule-of-law reforms we’ve put into place, Mary has stood with the people of Arizona and defended our right to enforce our laws and protect our citizens.”

Brewer said, “I’m pleased to announce my support of Mary Fallin in her campaign to lead Oklahoma, and I look forward to seeing another strong conservative governor in office.”

Fallin has said she supports Arizona’s recently-enacted law on illegal immigration and applauded Governor Brewer’s handling of the issue.

In a statement sent to CapitolBeatOK, Rep. Fallin said, “Governor Brewer and the people of Arizona are responding to the Obama Administration’s refusal to protect our borders and enforce our laws. They’ve adopted a simple, common sense policy: if you live in Arizona, you have to live there legally. I support that policy, and I think the people of Oklahoma do as well.”

In a prepared statement on her own campaign letterhead, Governor Brewer said, “I’ve known Mary for a long time and I know her to be a tireless public servant, a strong leader and a good conservative. I worked with her while she was lieutenant governor, and there was never any doubt in my mind that she was ready to take the reins in Oklahoma and move that state forward.”