FreedomWorks PAC became the latest conservative group to back T.W. Shannon in the U.S. Senate race to fill the remaining two years of Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) term.
The grassroots organization announced its endorsement yesterday, calling the former state House Speaker the “clear choice for Oklahomans looking to preserve individual freedom and rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending.”
“T.W. Shannon is a principled leader who doesn’t simply talk about small-government reforms, he works to make them a reality,” said Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks PAC, in a statement. “He has blocked ObamaCare implementation in Oklahoma, signed a pledge to fight Common Core, founded the first States’ Rights Committee to protect Oklahomans from overreaching federal regulation, and consistently voted for lower taxes and more individual freedom.”
FreedomWorks PAC cited Shannon’s consistent votes to reduce taxes and debt. The organization, which endorses free market candidates, also noted that the former Oklahoma House Speaker sponsored legislation “to impose work requirements for able-bodied recipients of food stamps.”
“We have enough talkers in Washington,” said Kibbe, it’s time to send more leaders like T.W. Shannon who will get things done.”
Shannon is facing Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) in the June 24 Republican Senate primary. An early February poll conducted by Harper Polling, found Lankford with a 27-point lead over Shannon.