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Breaking Gender Barriers This Election In Okla.

In Oklahoma voters are helping smash a gender barrier as they elect the state's first female governor.

But the two candidates are used to breaking  barriers.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins was the first woman to serve as chair of the Pardon and Parole Board.
And Republican U.S. Representative Mary Fallin was the first ever elected Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor before she became just the second female member of congress from Oklahoma.

Askins and Fallin are vying to replace Democratic Governor Brad Henry, who is term-limited after eight years in office.

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