On March 12th, T.W. Shannon of Oklahoma was endorsed by Sarah Palin at which time she posted the following to her Facebook page:
Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 6’5 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them. T.W. is the underdog in his race, but that’s not a position he’s unfamiliar with. He’s had to beat the odds all of his life. He became the first Republican to ever win his district’s seat in the Oklahoma state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn't be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win. But his colleagues chose him anyway, and he became the youngest Speaker in Oklahoma history!
T.W.’s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion and experience We the People need in Washington. As the former Speaker he can stand proud on his record of fighting for conservative legislation that directly benefited the lives of Oklahomans by lowering taxes, cutting government waste, and breaking the cycle of poverty by encouraging entrepreneurial self-reliance as the proven path to prosperity. T.W. understands that we need real leaders with vision and a steel spine to get things done. As he told me: “We are suffering from a lack of conservative vision. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies.”
We can also rest assured that T.W. will bring to D.C. the integrity and moral compass he acquired growing up attending Bethlehem Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School. T.W. Shannon is exactly the kind of dynamic young conservative leader we need in Washington!
To learn more about T.W. Shannon and lend him your support, please visit his website at www.twshannon.com
- Sarah Palin
Shannon said that he and Palin met at CPAC in 2013, where the spoke about their shared values.
“It is hard to put in to words how honored I am to have the confidence and support of a leader like Sarah Palin,” said Shannon. “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.
“When I asked Governor Palin to support me, I shared my heart with her. I told her I believe our party is suffering from a lack of conservative vision. And as we know from the Bible, when there is a lack of vision, the people perish. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies. I can't describe how humbling it is to know I am now fighting these battles alongside someone as principled and courageous as Governor Sarah Palin.” More