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Palin endorses T.W. Shannon in Senate race in Oklahoma
washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/12/14 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 03/12/2014 1:24:08 PM PDT by cotton1706

Sarah Palin on Wednesday endorsed former Oklahoma House speaker T.W. Shannon (R) for his state's open U.S. Senate seat.

Shannon is running against Rep. James Lankford and a number of other candidates in the Republican primary to replace Sen. Tom Coburn (R). The 36-year old has gotten some early buzz as the first African American to serve as House speaker in Oklahoma, but he remains an underdog, according to the most recent polls.

"T.W.’s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion and experience We the People need in Washington," Palin wrote on her Facebook page.

Conservative groups including the Club for Growth aren't big fans of Lankford, but Shannon so far hasn't drawn big-name tea party support.

Palin, whose endorsement was once about the most important thing a tea party candidate could get in a GOP primary, said earlier Thursday that she plans to unveil more endorsements in the coming months.

Previously, she endorsed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) for governor and tea party activist Katrina Pierson in her primary with Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.). Pierson lost badly; Abbott faced only nominal primary opposition.

Update 4:16: Shannon says in a statement that he's proud to have Palin's endorsement.

“It is hard to put in to words how honored I am to have the confidence and support of a leader like Sarah Palin,” he said. “She is one of the few leaders in this country who is truly committed to the conservative, constitutional principles that will return our country to greatness."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Well, it's a pretty sure bet now that he's the next senator from Oklahoma!
1 posted on 03/12/2014 1:24:08 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

bump!

I hope.. and her endorsement helps. But it’s not a sure bet yet.

Last I’d seen, the moderate/establishment guy, Lankford was polling ahead of Shannon.

Annnnd we have another problem and his name is Randy Brogdon. Brodgon for whatever reason just dropped out of the Governors Race to run for Senate.

Brogdon will now split the Conservative vote between he and Shannon.. possibly causing Lankford to win.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:27:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: cotton1706
but Shannon so far hasn't drawn big-name tea party support.

Sounds like that is going to change, pronto.

3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:28:41 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: cotton1706

I think Sarah needs to make some GOP primary campaign stops in Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Nebraska too ...


4 posted on 03/12/2014 1:28:45 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Good luck to him and may he become the next Senator from Oklahoma.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 1:29:14 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I sure hope he gets it. He’s the real deal.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 1:29:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: cotton1706

HUGE! Congrats!


7 posted on 03/12/2014 1:29:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hopefully the endorsement convinces Brogdon to leave the race. CfG and SCF should endorse right away


8 posted on 03/12/2014 1:32:58 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

Great news!! I like this guy..& will drive the libs nuts (not that they already aren’t)


9 posted on 03/12/2014 1:38:29 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: ConservativeMan55; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

I’m glad that Palin did this. I support Shannon, but Lankford is no RINO. To be honest, I’m not watching this primary closely. With Randy Brogdon in the race, it increases the chance of a runoff.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 1:39:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: cotton1706

As much as people want Palin to run for President, this is where she shows her strength.
The more she plays king maker, the better she gets at it.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 1:39:29 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Clintonfatigued

Lankford is a RINO.

He is Tom Cole’s puppet.

Yeah the Tom Cole that recently called for the Washington Redskins to change their name....


12 posted on 03/12/2014 1:42:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

If that’s the case, I hope you have a Shannon for Senate sign in your front yard and have given them out to your relatives and close friends.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 1:45:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yep check this article out..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/12/lankford-up-big-in-oklahoma-gop-senate-primary-internal-poll-shows/

Despite his conservative record, groups like the Club for Growth do not like Lankford — who is the fifth-ranking member of House GOP leadership as Republican Policy Committee chairman — and have made little secret of that fact. The Club is set to make some kind of Senate race endorsement on Wednesday, but it’s not clear whether it will be in Oklahoma.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 1:46:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They just endorsed Dan Sullivan - Alaska


15 posted on 03/12/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Cyber Liberty; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Great news.

Shannon should be the pick here, more because of what’s right with him rather than what’s wrong with his opponents.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 1:51:11 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Most excellent news. You probably know this. You can google, “Free TW Shannon Bumper Sticker, and find the link for a free bumper sticker. They will then send u a card to fill out for yard signs, and other things one can do to volunteer. I would post the link but I am on my cell phone. I hope all Oklahoma Freepers do this.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 1:56:23 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: Impy

Looks like a good pick.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 1:58:43 PM PDT 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: Viennacon

Brogdon jumps from race to race. He was running for Governor until this seat opened up. I hope the good people of Oklahoma remember that. We need someone who is more stable and committed.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: yellowdoghunter

Great!!!!


20 posted on 03/12/2014 2:03:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: cotton1706
Shannon is running against Rep. James Lankford and a number of other candidates in the Republican primary to replace Sen. Tom Coburn (R).

**********

Just which Senator is being replaced? I thought Senator Inhofe was coming
up for election this term? Senator Coburn is scheduled in 2016 to take office 2017.

21 posted on 03/12/2014 2:20:46 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Just which Senator is being replaced? I thought Senator Inhofe was coming up for election this term? Senator Coburn is scheduled in 2016 to take office 2017.

Coburn is retiring early. Inhofe is also up for reelection. Similar to SC this year.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 2:27:38 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Thanks. I didn’t see the early retirement thing. So they’ll get to vote on two senators this
time with Coburn’s replacement being for a two year stint to be filled for a full term in 2016.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

“Thanks. I didn’t see the early retirement thing. So they’ll get to vote on two senators this time with Coburn’s replacement being for a two year stint to be filled for a full term in 2016.”

Right.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

That’s our Sarah!


25 posted on 03/12/2014 2:49:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

How will Brogdon help Lankford get 50%?

Lankford supports amnesty:
“I’m a Christian, and restitution and reconciliation’s a big deal.”

Inhofe and Coburn have been good on amnesty.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 3:56:06 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: deport

If Lankford wins, the then 2 term congressman Bridenstine should primary him in 2016.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 3:56:56 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Does lankford have to get to 50 percent?


28 posted on 03/12/2014 4:06:21 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Do Steve Largent and/or J.C. Watt have any political clout in OK? Do you think it would help if one or both of them endorsed Shannon?

We LOVE Steve Largent (former Seahawks supestar) up here in the Pacific NW. I always enjoyed listening to JC, too.

Best,
SC


29 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:58 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: deport
Senator is being replaced?

Coburn is resigning two years early because he has cancer.

30 posted on 03/13/2014 12:25:28 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
How is it that T.W. Shannon gets to be Oklahoma speaker of the House at 35 years old, and has been in the Oklahoma house since 2007 (taking office at the age of 28 and making him very much an insider), but James Lankford has been in a minor part of the Oklahoma delegation since 2011 - taking office for the very first time at the age of 43, but Lankford is the establishment guy?

This is absurd. T.W. Shannon is a career politician and you all know it.

I got a call from a push poll a few weeks back asking me questions about James Lankford? “Would you be more or less likely to vote for James Lankford if you knew he did this?” By the end of the poll, they were basically asking me if I would be more or less likely to vote for James Lankford if I knew that he habitually sneaks into maternity wards at hospitals and bites off baby heads. Shannon isn't running an honest campaign. I asked the pollster who she worked for and she wouldn't tell me, but it was as plain as the questions she was asking.

Furthermore, Shannon is skipping candidate forums. Do any of you know why he doesn't want to put his beliefs out in the open for anyone to see? I can't say that I know for sure, but I sure wonder.

http://www.reddirtreport.com/red-dirt-politics/while-t-dub-skips-senate-candidate-forum-3-other-hopefuls-make-positions-clear

I don't know if I'm voting for Lankford in the primaries, but I'm definitely not voting for Shannon, I can tell you that.

31 posted on 05/15/2014 10:55:06 AM PDT by conservative_crusader (The voice of truth, tells me a different story. The voice of truth says do not be afraid.)
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