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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on March 21, 2012 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on March 21, 2012 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — No state officials will be on hand to greet President Barack Obama when he arrives in Oklahoma on Wednesday.

Officials representing Gov. Mary Fallin and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb confirmed Wednesday that both Republicans were out of state and would not be available to greet the president.

Next in line as acting governor is Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, and a spokesman for Bingman says his office hasn’t been contacted by White House officials.

Tinker Air Force Base officials say several military leaders and two local mayors will be on hand to greet the president when Air Force One arrives about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fallin’s Commerce Secretary Dave Lopez plans to visit with Obama when he travels to the Cushing area Thursday to discuss domestic energy policies.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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