Skip to comments.With Coburn Boost, Lankford May Pull Off Outright Win over Shannon (Oklahoma Freeper Surge!)
Posted on 06/24/2014 2:44:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
fter Ben Sasse's primary win in Nebraska's GOP Senate primary last month, it seemed like former conservative Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon was next.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), all of whom had backed Sasse, campaigned for Shannon, helping him erase a 35-point deficit in the GOP Oklahoma Senate primary against Rep. James Lankford (R-OK). Shannon had the wind at his back and Lankford, the 5th-ranking member of House GOP leadership, seemed vulnerable in a state that has not elected someone from Oklahoma City to the Senate since 1960.
But Lankford's strong ties to Falls Creek, where he directed the largest Christian Youth camp in the country for 13 years before he ran for Congress in 2010, and a late nudge from retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) have put him in the driver's seat ahead of Tuesday's primary. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers will face off in an August runoff to replace Coburn.
The most recent Sooner Poll, which was taken June 19-21, has Lankford leading Shannon 43% to 35%, with 13% undecided. Five other candidates are in the race, but none gets more than 5%.
Both candidates have high favorability ratings and low unfavorables. They have been cordial in debates and joint appearances. Shannon, the former Oklahoma House Speaker, and Lankford, who was elected as Policy Chair after his first term in the House in 2012, have not differentiated themselves on current hot-button issues like immigration.
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Personally, I think it will be a runoff, with all those spoiler candidates in the race, but we cannot let up.
SHANNON FOR SENATE!
Drag your neighbors to vote!
Inhofe said on the radio today that he and Coburn had an agreement not to endorse anyone, and Coburn seems to have lied.
Any exit polls?
Coburn is a liar. Unfortunately he holds sway with many dolts in the state.
Not that I can find right now
“Once that happens, the American people will be extremely gracious and generous about supporting a pathway to legal status for the 11 million people who are here illegally.”
Coburn flip flopped on immigration from 2007. It is a good thing there is an election in 2014 and 2016 for this seat. Instead of just having to keep Coburn.
Steve King already explained Obama has 6 million per mile. Obama doesn’t believe in borders.
At the immigration rally, King spoke near a sign that said, “Political correctness = intellectual fascism.” Here’s a clip in which King describes his vision for protecting us from illegal immigrants. For the price of $2 million per mile, he claims, we could build a fence, a road, and a concrete wall (with wire at the top) running the whole length of our southern border. He characterized that as a bargain compared to the $6 million per mile the U.S. spends on our current border security policy. With an offensive flourish that has become his trademark, King boasted to his audience, “If you give me $6 million a mile there will not be a cockroach get across my mile.”