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Rising GOP star announces Senate bid
CNN ^ | 30 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/30/2014 9:45:55 AM PST by mandaladon

Edited on 01/30/2014 9:51:11 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon officially announced his bid Wednesday for the U.S. Senate seat in his state that's opening up due to Sen. Tom Coburn's early retirement.

Shannon, an African-American who's starting to build a national profile and is considered a rising star in the GOP, made his announcement with statements on Twitter and his website before holding multiple campaign kickoff events.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
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2 posted on 01/30/2014 9:47:46 AM PST by dadfly
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To: mandaladon

Wow...what a HAPPY looking family....including the wife! (unlike current incumbent whitehouse resident)


3 posted on 01/30/2014 9:48:04 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: mandaladon

I hope he’s got rock solid principles and VERY thick skin.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 9:48:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I hope he’s got rock solid principles and VERY thick skin.

And a squeaky clean personal history.

5 posted on 01/30/2014 9:50:50 AM PST by Maceman
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To: mandaladon
Shannon advocated a measure to require Oklahoma recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) to perform at least 35 hours of work activities or be denied aid....................Sounds like a good idea to me.
6 posted on 01/30/2014 9:51:12 AM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

What a beautiful family!


7 posted on 01/30/2014 9:51:22 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: mandaladon

“It won’t be long before the RATS label him an uncle Tom.”

That was done the minute he announced that he was a Republican.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 9:51:44 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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Who do the Dems have to run against him, assuming he’s the nominee?


9 posted on 01/30/2014 9:52:30 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Maceman

And a squeaky clean personal history.
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And this because conservatives and GOP bail on any of our candidates at the first negative story by the MSM. I couldn’t believe how many here on FR bailed on Herman Cain and other candidates...drinking the media Kool-Aid!

We are the problem here!


10 posted on 01/30/2014 9:54:11 AM PST by Artcore
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Oh noes, another black politician those racist Tea Party people are going to support. When will it end?

Hello? Dumocrats. I hear tell you are the only non-racists in the country, will you be supporting this black man for senate? Send in your donations now.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 9:55:33 AM PST by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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To: DoodleDawg
Former congressman Dan Boren, who heretofore had been considered the D heir apparent to run against Coburn or for Governor. Very high-profile name around here...

The smart money seems to think he might be hedging his bets though, and keeping his nice cozy job with the Chickasaw nation for awhile longer...

12 posted on 01/30/2014 9:56:49 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: mandaladon
"I believe we must choose the path to faith, freedom, and individual liberty. It starts with us, here, today, now. Working together, with God’s favor, we can save the America that we love." TW Shannon
13 posted on 01/30/2014 9:57:03 AM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

hmmmmmmm going to keep my eye on this one!! Let’s hope he is squeaky clean and has ...yes....thick skin!


14 posted on 01/30/2014 9:59:51 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Maceman

Funny how personal history doesn’t matter for liberal candidates.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 10:01:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Artcore

They lost confidence in Herman Cain because he funneled family money to another woman other than his wife, and his wife never knew.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 10:01:33 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: DoodleDawg
Anyway to answer your question... if Boren's out of the picture, they've got former Governor "do nothing" Brad Henry, (whose recklessly driving chauffeur almost ran over my wife one afternoon on 21st street in Tulsa), and the former Mayor of Tulsa whose name I won't even mention, it's so detestable to me. She uh, got beat in her home town only getting 38 percent so she'd be toast in a statewide election. Really a mean-hearted, nasty person.

Other than those two you could take your pick from whichever state senator or representative at the statehouse. Even here, there are some who get elected from certain districts around the state...

17 posted on 01/30/2014 10:01:56 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: OKSooner

Boren is Mrs. Paul Ryan’s cousin, right?


18 posted on 01/30/2014 10:02:25 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Artcore

You are correct. If he is a conservative, now is the time to back him with all we’ve got and clear a path for him.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 10:04:53 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Artcore

What stopped Cain in 2000 and in his attempt at the 2004 Senate primary? Going from never holding office to defeating an incumbent president as his first election win, was not going to happen, don’t blame his shortcomings on FR, or even primary voters.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 10:05:14 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Theodore R.

Yes.....I think Paul Ryan’s wife is a DEMOCRAT!!! Egads....no wonder Ryan is a RINO anymore.....and what a PATHETIC VP candidate he was!!! I’ll bet he didn’t get ONE extra vote for Mitt.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 10:06:35 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: OKSooner
The smart money seems to think he might be hedging his bets though, and keeping his nice cozy job with the Chickasaw nation for awhile longer...

Hedge for what? If Boren has any desire at all to be a Senator then I would assume that a special election for the seat would be his best shot at it, given how Oklahoma is the reddest of red states. If he passes on this chance then it'd have to be seen as having no interest in the Senate at all.

22 posted on 01/30/2014 10:06:36 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Theodore R.

Now that you remind me it seems that I heard something like that. Explains a lot, doesn’t it? Also Boren’s trying to get himself elected to the board of the NRA. A total poser.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 10:06:49 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: skeeter

The video on his website is very positive


24 posted on 01/30/2014 10:07:46 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Artcore

President of the United States is not an entry-level job. When you say “We are the problem” you speak only for yourself. Stop blaming FR.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 10:10:04 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: DoodleDawg
Don't ask me to speak for him. He hasn't announced for the seat and he does have a really sweet (incestuous) deal with the Chickasaws. True, if he wants in the Senate he's gotta try it sometime, but people wiser than me think that dog just ain't gonna hunt, at least not now.

My personal suspicion is that he might try to run for Governor against Mary Fallin. They've got to have someone. The fact that he's trying to get himself elected to the NRA board tells me he still has political ambition and is trying to (falsely) burnish his credentials as a conservative.

26 posted on 01/30/2014 10:11:50 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: Artcore

My main point was, many here on FR accepted many of the trash stories by Politico and other rags concerning our candidates. You have to give it to the Dems, at least they stand by their people. We accepted the Left’s narrative on our own candidates...we believed their sh*t!

I don’t know many times I read here on FR after a negative MSM story on one of our candidates: “Yep, they’re just not ready for prime time!” And yet, many FReepers bitched about Romney being our candidate! They actually helped him win the primary!


27 posted on 01/30/2014 10:12:16 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Ann Archy

Yes, Janna is a democrat.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 10:13:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Nobody. This is OK. So unless they have some sort of secret Heitkamp candidate, whoever wins the primary will be Senator.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 10:16:53 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: dadfly

He’ll have about the same amount of Senate experience as Osama had when he decided to run for president. Hmmm....


30 posted on 01/30/2014 10:31:53 AM PST by crusader71
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To: dadfly

Good we need more African American conservatives in office.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 10:36:51 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: All

He’s not an “African-American”, he’s an American-American.....good luck and God Bless him and his family!


32 posted on 01/30/2014 10:39:16 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: OKSooner

Danny Boy has already said he’s staying on the tribal gravy train.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 10:45:32 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: OKSooner

He’s trying to get re-elected to the NRA Board, he’s already served one term there.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 10:48:18 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Artcore

I bailed on Cain because of his pizza-deal tax policy. Why keep an income tax? It can only punish success.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 10:51:26 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: trisham

NEVER...>EVER marry a DEMOCAT....NEVER!! Especially a POLITCAL Family DEMOCRAT!!


36 posted on 01/30/2014 11:04:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: OKSooner

I guess our disagreement is moot since I said Shannon would change everything if he entered. What I have seen of Shannon is all good, polar opposite of the current resident. Makes J.C. Watts look downright liberal (Not that he isn’t).


37 posted on 01/30/2014 11:09:48 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Ann Archy

Good advice.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 11:13:07 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dadfly

Star?

Is this person a celebrity or someone running for government office?


39 posted on 01/30/2014 11:25:02 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

we don’t need any more GOP “stars,” that’s for sure. i’m just trying to gather more info on him at this point.

so far the only solid info i have on him is that he was a field representative for j. c. watts. that would be a plus.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 11:50:41 AM PST by dadfly
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To: AuH2ORepublican; randita; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; Impy; BillyBoy

Speaker Shannon’s entry is official.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 1:30:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: T-Bird45
" He’s trying to get re-elected to the NRA Board, he’s already served one term there. "

Well, now I've learned two things today. I'll have to remember to send in my NRA ballot if it's not too late.

42 posted on 01/30/2014 1:59:43 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

I hope Speaker Shannon wins. But I also don’t think that Lankford is all that bad.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 3:10:58 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: skeeter

Excellent. We need to support him to victory. Wouldn’t it be great if the GOP South sent a half dozen black conservatives to the Senate?


44 posted on 01/30/2014 7:18:52 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican

He’s got a pretty nice looking wife.

Lankford might not be “all that bad” as CF says but there is a clear distinction, this should be priority primary for conservatives.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 11:27:03 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: wastedyears

I bailed on Cain because of his pizza-deal tax policy. Why keep an income tax? It can only punish success.
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Fair enough.


46 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:05 AM PST by Artcore
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>> I also don’t think that Lankford is all that bad. <<

Lankford seems pretty decent from what I've read about him on the internet. Sounds like a humble honest family man who went from a private sector career as a Christian camp supervisor to Congress in 2011. All his positions and record in office are pretty solid. I'm not getting any vibes that he's the “moderate” candidate in the race or the “establishment” choice, as some freepers allege. It really doesn't' make sense to argue he's the “establishment” because Congressman Tom Cole backed him as his successor, when Shannon got his start working for J.C. Watts and Cole, having their support when he ran for the state house and Speaker. Lankford only won the Congressional primary over Kevin Calvey by 600 votes. The only thing I don't like about him is his red hair. (sorry, redheads) ;-)

>> there is a clear distinction, this should be priority primary for conservatives. <<

Shannon might indeed be THE conservative choice in the primary, and might be a much stronger Senator than Lankford, but I haven't been sold on him yet. I'm not about to jump up and support the guy solely because he's a sitting state house speaker with “star power”, as a bunch of freepers did with Marco Rubio when they crowned him the moment he announced (who they swore up and down was the tea party savior, absolutely 100% rock solid on immigration, and shouldn't be compared to Mel Martinez “just because” they're both popular Republican Hispanics from Florida) Look what happened when they blindly trusted that guy. Yes, it would be great if we had more black conservatives in the Senate, but not if the white conservative in the primary is better on the issues and could be a strongly force in the Senate when it comes to fighting RATs.

Bottom line, Shannon's been in the state legislature since 2007. I'm going to look closely at his RECORD and IF it matches the hype, I'll be on board.

47 posted on 01/31/2014 12:14:32 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Ann Archy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...
>> Yes.....I think Paul Ryan’s wife is a DEMOCRAT!!! Egads....no wonder Ryan is a RINO anymore.....and what a PATHETIC VP candidate he was!!! I’ll bet he didn’t get ONE extra vote for Mitt. <<

Yikes. If Paul Ryan's wife is a Demonrat, that might explain why he's been going off the reservation.

I'm sorry to say that I WAS one of the conservatives who vote for Mitt BECAUSE of Paul Ryan as VP. So that's at least "one extra vote" Mitt got. (Had Mitt choose someone like Condi Rice as his veep, I would have probably voted third party). In hindsight, voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket in Illinois was a waste of time.

48 posted on 01/31/2014 12:20:15 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; NFHale; Perdogg

The whole thing make me do this:

http://media3.giphy.com/media/4qCEytljLybzq/giphy.gif


49 posted on 01/31/2014 3:07:13 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: BillyBoy; Ann Archy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; sickoflibs; ...

Janna Ryan is from a rat political family and is a first cousin of former OK rat Congressman Dan Boren (David Boren being an uncle by marriage whom she interned for).

She worked for OK rat Rep. David Brewster for several years. Her mom held various appointed positions in the state and her grandpa was very active in the George Wallace campaign in 1968.

All that said there is no reason to believe that when she married Ryan (or even before) that she didn’t switch from moderate democrat to RINO like many OK rats from the “Little Dixie” part of the state.

Laura Bush OTOH I’m convinced is still a rat to this day and a liberal one.

Dan Boren BTW is not running for this Senate seat, the rats have zero chance to win it.


50 posted on 01/31/2014 5:08:25 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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