T.W. Shannon http://kgou.org en In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-race-choice-between-two-deep-shades-red In Oklahoma, Republicans will vote Tuesday on a nominee to finish the term of current GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, who is retiring at year-end with two years left to spare. For the two front-runners, Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, immigration has suddenly become an issue in the race.<p>The winner of the GOP primary will all but certainly become Oklahoma's next U.S. senator — the state is among the reddest of red states, as red as the meat served at the Cattlemens' Steakhouse. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:30:31 +0000 Brian Naylor 31912 at http://kgou.org In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red Election Records: ‘Dark-Money,’ Campaign Groups Have Close Connections http://kgou.org/post/election-records-dark-money-campaign-groups-have-close-connections <p>Key individuals involved in a so-called “dark-money” group supporting T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate this year have had close ties with the campaign or its main consulting firm,&nbsp;according to state, federal and other public documents.</p><p>Those same individuals helped lead a separate independent political group in 2012 that had close connections to the consulting firm representing some state candidates also supported by the political group.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:47:54 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Clifton Adcock 31883 at http://kgou.org Election Records: ‘Dark-Money,’ Campaign Groups Have Close Connections Coburn: Attack Ads Against Lankford Not Truthful http://kgou.org/post/coburn-attack-ads-against-lankford-not-truthful <p>U.S. Sen. <a href="coburn.senate.gov">Tom&nbsp;Coburn&nbsp;</a>hasn't officially endorsed any of the seven Republicans seeking to replace him, but he is criticizing an attack ad against <a href="lankford.house.gov">James Lankford</a>, one of the leading candidates.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 31254 at http://kgou.org Coburn: Attack Ads Against Lankford Not Truthful VIDEO: T.W. Shannon Speaks at Liberty Rally in Tulsa http://kgou.org/post/video-tw-shannon-speaks-liberty-rally-tulsa <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon speaks to the crowd Thursday evening at his rally in Tulsa. He has the endorsements of Sarah Palin, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee." data-attribution="Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwgs/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201404/liberty_rally.jpg" alt="" /><p>T.W. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:37:42 +0000 Matt Trotter 27978 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: T.W. Shannon Speaks at Liberty Rally in Tulsa Cruz And Palin Endorse T.W. Shannon http://kgou.org/post/cruz-and-palin-endorse-tw-shannon <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Former&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;open U.S. Senate seat.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Associated Press 27395 at http://kgou.org Cruz And Palin Endorse T.W. Shannon A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate http://kgou.org/post/rising-gop-star-oklahoma-aims-us-senate The announcement by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that he is resigning his seat at the end of the year has set up a spirited battle among Oklahoma Republicans to replace him.<p>Leading the pack are Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. At age 36, Shannon is an up-and-coming star in the GOP, and if elected he would become the third African-American in the Senate — two of them Republicans.<p>On Saturday night, the Comanche County Republican Party held its annual barbecue. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:43:07 +0000 Brian Naylor 26307 at http://kgou.org A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate Why One Oklahoma Oil Executive Doesn’t Think Oil And Gas Tax Cuts Are Needed http://kgou.org/post/why-one-oklahoma-oil-executive-doesn-t-think-oil-and-gas-tax-cuts-are-needed <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Kaiser-Francis Oil Company has a lot in common with other storied Oklahoma energy empires. The company has by-the-bootstrap entrepreneurial origins, it’s been battered by boom and bust, and it’s helmed by a billionaire CEO who has weathered controversy and been showered with praise.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">But the Tulsa-based exploration and production company is unique in one surprising way: It isn’t pushing for oil and gas tax cuts.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:34:26 +0000 Joe Wertz 26048 at http://kgou.org Why One Oklahoma Oil Executive Doesn’t Think Oil And Gas Tax Cuts Are Needed Sarah Palin Gives Facebook Endorsement To T.W. Shannon http://kgou.org/post/sarah-palin-gives-facebook-endorsement-tw-shannon <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Sarah Palin is endorsing former&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma&nbsp;</font>House Speaker T.W. Shannon of Lawton in his race for the U.S. Senate.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee posted her endorsement of Shannon Wednesday on her official Facebook page.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:11:01 +0000 Associated Press 25060 at http://kgou.org Sarah Palin Gives Facebook Endorsement To T.W. Shannon Republican Professor Plans Run For Senate http://kgou.org/post/republican-professor-plans-run-senate <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">An associate professor of history at the University of Science and Arts of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;in Chickasha says he's joining a growing Republican field in the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:29:11 +0000 Associated Press 22807 at http://kgou.org Republican Professor Plans Run For Senate One Republican Down, Two Left In Race For Speaker Of The House http://kgou.org/post/one-republican-down-two-left-race-speaker-house <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A Republican House member from&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City says he's withdrawing from the race to become the next speaker of the House.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:18:36 +0000 Associated Press 22659 at http://kgou.org One Republican Down, Two Left In Race For Speaker Of The House