U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin has made history in
Oklahoma, where voters elected the Republican to become the state's
first female governor.
Fallin leveraged her two decades of political roots in Oklahoma
to pull in the historic win over Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.
Her election also completes a power sweep for Republicans in
Oklahoma that began with taking the House in 2004, and the Senate
Fallin replaces Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who is term-limited.
The all-woman governor's race in Oklahoma and New Mexico this
year were just the third and fourth such matchups in U.S. history.