Fallin being asked not to run for governor

Thursday, February 22nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A spokesman for Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin says Fallin is being asked by fellow Republicans not to run for governor.

Stephen Rhymer says the comments came after the G-O-P lawmakers spoke with Republican U-S Representative Steve Largent at a luncheon. Largent met with Fallin prior to the Tuesday luncheon.

Rhymer says the lawmakers consider Largent the party's best chance to retain the governorship.

Largent hasn't revealed his political plans. His chief of staff says an announcement will be made in two or three weeks.

Fallin says she'll announce her plans in a few months and that Largent's decision won't be a factor.