Thursday 31 Jul
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg


OKG Newsletter

Home · Articles · News · News · T.W. Shannon throws hat in Senate...

T.W. Shannon throws hat in Senate race

Jennifer Chancellor January 29th, 2014

Oklahoma House Speaker and Lawton Republican T.W. Shannon announced today that he's running for the soon-to-be-vacant seat left by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Muskogee).

shannonSpeaker T.W. Shannon

Coburn is retiring. Shannon joins U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma City) in the race for Republican nomination.

Shannon wrote on his official website: "It’s official: Today I announced my intention to run for the United States Senate." 

He did also confirm in a letter to House members that he doesn't plan on stepping down as House Speaker.

“I want you to know that I will remain Speaker for the time being. I am not stepping down immediately because I want to ensure a smooth transition that does not disrupt the important business of the state, nor distract from the legislative goals of our Caucus," he wrote.

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5