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Gov. Mary Fallin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are chummy.

According to The Washington Post, both attended a Republican Governors Association lunchtime fundraiser in March 2015 at businessman David Koch’s Palm Beach mansion.

Fallin rubbed shoulders with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Texas’ Rick Perry and “The Donald.”

Who would pass up an invitation with that lineup at an estate overlooking the ocean?

Not Fallin.

About 10 months later, in Tulsa, Fallin was escorted onto Trump’s private plane after it touched down. The two, along with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, enjoyed 20 minutes catching up before an Oral Roberts University rally there, reported

A month later, Fallin sat front-and-center at Trump’s Oklahoma City rally, held days before Super Tuesday, reported.

The two-term governor has not endorsed a candidate for president; however, she does make sure her path crosses Trump’s.

We’ve all heard the old adage, “It’s not what you know but who you know.”

That’s why she said she was “honored” when her name came up for veep consideration.

“It’s a great honor to even be mentioned as a possible consideration for vice president,” she said in a statement to

The two could be a great match. Fallin could lend her experience with the state’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall to working on the $19 trillion debt crisis.

Both were probably caused by low oil prices.

And building that wall in Mexico will be as easy as building the new lodge at Lake Murray State Park, right?

Fallin has got this.

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