T.W. Shannon http://kgou.org en 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 Oklahoma House Speaker Steps Down From Top Post http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-house-speaker-steps-down-top-post <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is stepping down from one of the most powerful positions in state government as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Shannon announced Tuesday on the House floor that he was stepping down from the speaker's post immediately.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:21:31 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 22538 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma House Speaker Steps Down From Top Post Lankford Campaign Cash Exceeds $500,000 http://kgou.org/post/lankford-campaign-cash-exceeds-500000 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford reported having more than $514,000 in his congressional campaign account at the end of 2013 before launching his campaign for the U.S. Senate.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:02:00 +0000 Associated Press 22519 at http://kgou.org Lankford Campaign Cash Exceeds $500,000 Trio Of Republicans Want To Lead The House If Current Speaker Steps Down http://kgou.org/post/trio-republicans-want-lead-house-if-current-speaker-steps-down <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">At least three House Republicans are trying to line up support from their GOP colleagues to become the next leader of the House in case current Speaker T.W. Shannon steps down.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:27:44 +0000 Associated Press 22190 at http://kgou.org Trio Of Republicans Want To Lead The House If Current Speaker Steps Down Fallin Proposes Election For School Safety Plan http://kgou.org/post/fallin-proposes-election-school-safety-plan <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> says&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;voters should weigh in on what to do about school safety.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Fallin on Wednesday suggested that schools be given one-time authority to increase their bond limits so they can build tornado shelters or make other safety improvements on campus. She said she was heartbroken by the loss of life at a Moore elementary school last May.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:40:36 +0000 Associated Press, Kurt Gwartney & Brian Hardzinski 22136 at http://kgou.org Fallin Proposes Election For School Safety Plan