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Ok Sen: T.W. Shannon Leads Lankford In Head-To-Head Battle
Breitbart ^ | 5/9/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Another Oklahoma Senate poll released on Wednesday has former conservative House Speaker T.W. Shannon with a slight lead over Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), the more moderate candidate in the nation's most conservative state who once led by 35 points before former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Shannon.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: oklahoma; polls; shannon

1 posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

YES YES YES!!!

We can win this seat!!!


2 posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Viennacon; Sequoyah101; SADMILLIE; ken5050; demshateGod; Kaslin

ping!


3 posted on 05/09/2014 7:45:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Impy

Check out this latest poll!


4 posted on 05/09/2014 7:47:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I musta missed something.

All the news media keeps telling me that, not only is the tea party for old, fat white males, but it’s dead, too.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 7:47:38 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


6 posted on 05/09/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Shannon received 32% to Lankford's 30.8% in a poll commissioned by the Tea Party Express.

I always find polls commissioned by the campaign to be suspect. No doubt Lankford can release a poll showing him up by 5.

7 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Westbrook; campaignPete R-CT

That’s what they’d like you to believe......

BTTT!!!


8 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:42 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Electing conservative U.S. Senators are nice.

Electing the next Ted Cruz or Mike Lee is better.

9 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DoodleDawg

We’re talking about two different polls here.

The first one showing Shannon ahead was released by a firm with connections to Shannon. So I took that one with a grain of salt.

This second poll here.. as is stated in your quote.. was released by the Tea Party Express. NOT Shannon!

And by the way.. when this race started he was 37 points down!

So to have any poll showing him now LEADING is freaking awesome.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Vigilanteman

This guy will be the next Ted Cruz. I know him personally.

He is Ted Cruz.. just a shade darker.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Shannon was most recently Speaker of the House in Oklahoma. As Speaker, Shannon led some of the most Conservative sessions in Oklahoma history.

Oklahoma passed an immigration law tougher than Arizona. Oklahoma defunded the arts. Oklahoma restricted abortions. Oklahoma cut the budget and cut taxes. Oklahoma passed open carry. Oklahoma voted not to participate in Obamacare.

T.W. Shannon is the former Speaker of the House in the Oklahoma legislature. He was elected by his Republican colleagues as the youngest and first African American House Speaker.

He’s also been called “the most conservative Speaker in State History.”

T.W. Shannon believes that government programs create a cycle of dependency that robs people of their dignity and traps them in generational poverty. If he’s elected to the Senate, he will be a powerful voice for freedom.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; InterceptPoint; randita; ...

Good news.

But remember OK has primary runoffs. Many freepers are supporting Randy Brogdon, a third major candidate that’s siphoning support from Shannon. There are also several minor candidates further splitting the vote, it would be hard to get 50%.

A Shannon/Lankford runoff appears to be very likely.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:59:33 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Sounds like a libtard nightmare. I've always said we don't need 51 of these people in the U.S. Senate. We only need about a dozen. They will give the wobblies a much needed spine.
14 posted on 05/09/2014 8:00:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Impy

Yep Oklahoma does have runoffs! A 50 percent runoff!

When a head-to-head runoff between Shannon and Lankford was polled, Shannon held an 8-point lead over Lankford, which is consistent with the 10-point lead Shannon had in Public Opinion Strategies poll conducted on behalf of a group that supports Shannon.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 8:00:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yep.

His opponent Lankford is TOTAL GOP-e. And is endorsed by the Huckster.

Congressman Lankford’s record includes:

Voted to raise the debt limit three times. (2013 RCV #30, 2011 RCV #677, 2011 RCV #690)

Voted to fund Obamacare four times. (2013 RCV #640, 2011 RCV #941, 2011 RCV #719, 2011 RCV #179)

Voted for the Ryan-Murray budget agreement that increased spending, raised taxes, and cut benefits to military retirees. (2013 RCV #640)

Voiced support for amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as a path to citizenship. (AP, 7/10/13)

Voted to allow the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue its bulk collection of phone record data. (2013 RCV #412)

Voted against strengthening the work requirements in the food stamp program for individuals receiving benefits. (2013 RCV #283)

Voted to allow farmers making over $250,000 a year to continue to receive crop insurance subsidies. (2013 RCV #276, 2011 RCV #455)

Voted to protect programs like the Legal Services Corporation (2012 RCV#219) and the Economic Development Agency. (2012 RCV #207)

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/post/2436/scf-wont-support-lankford-in-oklahoma


16 posted on 05/09/2014 8:04:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
This second poll here.. as is stated in your quote.. was released by the Tea Party Express. NOT Shannon!

But who are backing Shannon. Same difference.

About all you can say about the race in Oklahoma is that yes, it's a whole lot closer than it was when Shannon was 37 points down. He may be ahead, he may not. Even the Tea Party poll would be within the margin of error. In any case it'll be an interesting primary.

17 posted on 05/09/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

I gotcha. Yes they are backing him.

Here’s the thing. It’s a runoff primary.

Lankford has to get to 50 percent. And he won’t be able to.. with polls showing Shannon ahead.

Shannon will take this race either in the first round or DEF in the runoff.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 8:09:10 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yes!!


19 posted on 05/09/2014 8:09:55 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

This would be a GREAT pickup!

It’s not getting much attention in the Conservative media.

But they need to be paying attention to it.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 8:10:50 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: DoodleDawg

What’s ironic about this race is.. retiring Senator Tom Coburn’s left turn may have set the stage for this.

In his last two years.. Coburn totally moved left. And it pissed EVERYONE in the state off. No more moderates here!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

So enlighten me. I moved here from Texas. I haven’t been able to tell a real difference between the two on policy.

They both have very strong ties and, some would say, obligations to House Republican leadership. Shannon was Speaker of the House here in Oklahoma and, while there, big government nanny-state laws were challenged by people OTHER than Shannon, but upheld.

When I moved here from Texas, the most notable was the ridiculous liquor laws in Oklahoma. The back story is that a few families control the distribution of alcohol in Oklahoma and they don’t want competition. The owner of one of the distributors argued (hilariously) that alcohol was bad for society and needed to be controlled. The Oklahoma Legislature allowed them to maintain there monopolies.

Oklahoma requires a litany of meaningless occupational licenses (91).

What did Shannon do to remove state overreach into individuals’ lives?

Oklahoma has laws preventing homeschool kids from attending community colleges before 18. In Texas, the state not only allows it, but pays for a portion of it since we paid taxes and hadn’t gotten a single educational benefit. Why is Oklahoma under Shannon as Speaker so far behind?

So far I’m very unimpressed with both Lankford and Shannon and, despite the endorsement, I don’t think his on the same planet as Ted Cruz.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 8:29:51 AM PDT by cizinec
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To: ConservativeMan55

F THE ESTABLISHMENT! We’re gonna win!


23 posted on 05/09/2014 10:05:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cizinec

The examples you listed are not necessarily related to either legislator: it is the difference between Oklahoma and Texas. Oklahoma liquor laws are much better than they used to be. But, they are not remotely the same as Texas. Same with the home schooling example. How they do schools in Oklahoma is very different than how they do it in Texas.

Don’t view what you mentioned as what either legislator has done to correct Oklahoma to make it more like Texas. Try to see how what they did fits in with Oklahoma needs and wants and culture.

We are not Texas.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 10:14:56 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: LaRueLaDue
I grew up in Oklahoma and went to OSU before moving to Texas.

Texas has a lot of talk, but their schools are very centralized. The taxes are a lot more onerous than they let on as well. However, at least in principal, there is a large voice against government interference of any kind.

Gun laws in Oklahoma are mostly better (with rifle laws being a huge exception).

I've noticed that here there seems to be a knee jerk reaction of “there oughta be a law” to every little crisis that hits the papers. My family who stayed here fall into both Democrat and Republican categories and they mostly fight over whether or not federal bureaucrats should tell me how to live or state ones should.

That said, I've noticed a few more “live free or die” minded folks than I did when I left a couple decades ago. The main difference between Okies and Texicans is that Texicans love to talk more than act. Okies, when they FINALLY get convinced of something, are crazy enough to do it.

So far, I'm not convinced either Shannon or Lankford are “live free or die” Americans, so I'll stay registered as neither Republican nor Democrat (another of Oklahoma's stupid rules) and not be allowed to vote in the primary.

25 posted on 05/09/2014 11:00:24 AM PDT by cizinec
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To: cizinec

Sorry it has taken me a minute to get back to you. Been busy today.

As I stated in post 12, Shannon’s background speaks for itself.

I’m not saying Shannon is perfect. And he may not have fought to remove restrictive liquor licenses, etc.

BUT when you compare the two records.. Shannons is WAY WAY WAY WAY better than Lankfords. It’s not even on the same planet.

Shannon was most recently Speaker of the House in Oklahoma. As Speaker, Shannon led some of the most Conservative sessions in Oklahoma history.

Oklahoma passed an immigration law tougher than Arizona. Oklahoma defunded the arts. Oklahoma restricted abortions. Oklahoma cut the budget and cut taxes. Oklahoma passed open carry. Oklahoma voted not to participate in Obamacare.

T.W. Shannon believes that government programs create a cycle of dependency that robs people of their dignity and traps them in generational poverty. If he’s elected to the Senate, he will be a powerful voice for freedom.

Congressman Lankford’s record includes:

Voted to raise the debt limit three times. (2013 RCV #30, 2011 RCV #677, 2011 RCV #690)

Voted to fund Obamacare four times. (2013 RCV #640, 2011 RCV #941, 2011 RCV #719, 2011 RCV #179)

Voted for the Ryan-Murray budget agreement that increased spending, raised taxes, and cut benefits to military retirees. (2013 RCV #640)

Voiced support for amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as a path to citizenship. (AP, 7/10/13)

Voted to allow the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue its bulk collection of phone record data. (2013 RCV #412)

Voted against strengthening the work requirements in the food stamp program for individuals receiving benefits. (2013 RCV #283)

Voted to allow farmers making over $250,000 a year to continue to receive crop insurance subsidies. (2013 RCV #276, 2011 RCV #455)

Voted to protect programs like the Legal Services Corporation (2012 RCV#219) and the Economic Development Agency. (2012 RCV #207)

There is a REASON why Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Senate Conservatives Fund have ALL endorsed Shannon.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 11:11:31 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; cotton1706

ping!


27 posted on 05/09/2014 11:42:07 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Impy; ConservativeMan55; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; InterceptPoint; randita; ...

Sarah Palin endorsed T.W. Shannon, huh? She must have thought that he was Shannon Tweed, because I read on FR that she only endorses female candidates.

Shannon is not the only conservative in this election, but he’s the one who will make the runoff against the less conservative Lankford, and he’s the ine who will become a conservative superstar in the U.S. Senate.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 8:09:23 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

bttt


29 posted on 05/09/2014 8:14:23 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Impy; ConservativeMan55; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; InterceptPoint; ...

This is good news. Nothing against Brogdon, but Shannon is the best candidate running.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 4:03:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

bump!


31 posted on 05/13/2014 4:23:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

bump!


32 posted on 05/15/2014 11:18:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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