Friday, May 25, 2018

Keating, Rainbolt respond to attacks on Attorney General Hunter


KEATING AND RAINBOLT STATEMENTS ON FALSE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE HUNTER

OKLAHOMA CITY - The following statements were released by former Governor Frank Keating, former President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers as well as President and CEO of the American Bankers Association, and David Rainbolt, Executive Chairman of BancFirst Corp., in response to the false accusations of political contributions to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

"Mike Hunter's service with me in D.C. was vital to helping rein in burdensome regulations on the important banking and life insurance industries, including the dozens of Oklahoma employers in these industries.  For anyone to insinuate Mike Hunter's time fighting against Obama-era regulations and legislation like Dodd-Frank is in someway ignoble is misguided and an unfair misrepresentation.  Mike Hunter has always been a stalwart conservative who has supported conservative causes and conservative candidates.  I know firsthand of Mike’s roles in D.C., and while he had compliance duties with national PACs, those contributions were determined by the CEOs of the banks and insurance company members, not by Mike Hunter.  Oklahoma is fortunate to have Mike Hunter as Attorney General and I encourage my fellow Republicans to ignore the political attacks and elect him to a full-term," said former Governor Frank Keating, former President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers as well as President and CEO of the American Bankers Association.

"Mike Hunter and Governor Keating revitalized the American Bankers Association and renewed its commitment to banks large and small. Under their leadership, the ABA became an organization that was responsive to the needs of Oklahoma banks and to its Oklahoma customers.  In the years Mike Hunter was in Washington, he fought to create jobs and reduce the role of government in the lives of individual Oklahomans.  Mike Hunter and Governor Keating were advocating for main street Oklahoma. Mike Hunter is exactly the professional we need in the Attorney General’s office to protect the rights of the citizens of Oklahoma," said David Rainbolt, Executive Chairman of BancFirst Corp.

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