Longtime Republican stalwart Jim Coburn (R-OK) is retiring early, which has led to a special election that will take place in November 2014. Before we reach the special election, both parties are holding a primary to see who will represent them in the election. On the Republicans side there are a handful of qualified candidates running, but one man stands head and shoulders above the rest… his name is…
In recent days Mr. Shannon has earned some high praise from some very important people.
From Ted Cruz.
I’m proud to enthusiastically endorse T.W. Shannon because not only will he vote the right way, but he will stand up and fight with us in the Senate to stop President Obama’s assault on our liberties and defend America’s founding principles.
He will fight for individual liberty and help lead the fight to turn our country around by helping small businesses create jobs, growth and opportunity.
We urgently need conservative reinforcements in the Senate like T.W. and I hope you’ll join me now in supporting him: http://twshannon.com/please-donate-today/
From Sarah Palin
Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 6’5 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them. T.W. is the underdog in his race, but that’s not a position he’s unfamiliar with. He’s had to beat the odds all of his life. He became the first Republican to ever win his district’s seat in the Oklahoma state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn’t be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win. But his colleagues chose him anyway, and he became the youngest Speaker in Oklahoma history!
T.W.’s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion and experience We the People need in Washington. As the former Speaker he can stand proud on his record of fighting for conservative legislation that directly benefited the lives of Oklahomans by lowering taxes, cutting government waste, and breaking the cycle of poverty by encouraging entrepreneurial self-reliance as the proven path to prosperity. T.W. understands that we need real leaders with vision and a steel spine to get things done. As he told me: “We are suffering from a lack of conservative vision. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies.”
We can also rest assured that T.W. will bring to D.C. the integrity and moral compass he acquired growing up attending Bethlehem Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School. T.W. Shannon is exactly the kind of dynamic young conservative leader we need in Washington!
To learn more about T.W. Shannon and lend him your support, please visit his website at www.twshannon.com
– Sarah Palin
From Senator Mike Lee
This year, when candidates ask for your vote — make them earn it. The kind of leaders we need won’t just tell you what they’re against. They’ll tell you what they’re for, and why.
We have to demand more from those who serve in Washington — and the best way to send that message is to elect real conservative reformers.
Unlike others running for Congress, T.W. Shannon actually has a conservative record of achievement. As a state representative and then Speaker of the House, T.W. helped reform Oklahoma’s welfare programs and instituted new accountability measures, like work requirements. He’s fought hard to lower Oklahomans’ tax burden and help working- and middle-class families. And he has been a leader on lifting regulatory roadblocks that kill jobs and diminish economic activity.
T.W. is the kind of conservative leader who will help us move a reform agenda in Washington. He is a staunch opponent of Obamacare, will fight to repeal it, and supports proposals to let the free market, not the government, determine health care costs and services. He supports Rand Paul’s National Right to Work Act because hard-working Americans should be free to choose whether or not to join or contribute to a union. And he will help me and my friend Ted Cruz protect the right of every American to express their religious beliefs.
From Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson announced today that he is supporting T.W. Shannon in his bid to replace Dr. Tom Coburn in the United States Senate.
“I recently had the opportunity to meet T.W., and I was greatly impressed by his sincere desire to advance conservative principles,” said Dr. Carson. “I could tell right away that T.W. is the kind of conservative leader who will not be intimidated by the left. This is exactly the kind of leadership our party needs right now, and I am proud to announce my support for his efforts to serve in the U.S. Senate.”
“T.W. Shannon was the author of legislation that cut the personal income tax, reformed the legal system and overhauled the workers’ compensation system, which has jumpstarted Oklahoma’s economy. Equally important, by pushing to prioritizing spending, he has been at the forefront of Oklahoma’s efforts to balance the state budget,” remarked Avella. “The results of the policies that T.W. has championed have reduced the state unemployment rate to 5.4% while at the same time increased family incomes by over 6.3%.”
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