Lawton,OK (May 29, 2014) – Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts today announced his support for T.W. Shannon’s U.S. Senate bid, saying Shannon is the right choice to represent his fellow Oklahomans.
“I have known T.W. Shannon since he was in college and I sensed right away he was a young man of character and integrity, with great potential,” said Watts.
“Working closely with him for a number of years, I got to know his heart, his family, and saw firsthand the kind of values that are rare in young people these days. Like me, his values are grounded in his faith and I have personally witnessed his values in action. He follows his heart, not the crowd. T.W. is a voice, not an echo. I couldn’t be more proud of the man he is today, I couldn’t be more proud of the family man that he is and I couldn’t be more excited about his leadership. T.W. is a transformational leader and will fight to give our kids and grandkids an exceptional America, not just an average America.”
“We never thought we would see the day that our country would be in such terrible shape. We are over $17 trillion in debt, we haven’t had a balanced budget in nearly 15 years and the spending is out of control. The institution of marriage is under attack, the right to life is not respected and our most basic freedoms are in jeopardy. We are living in a world of shifting sands and T.W. has a firm foundation to guide us. I know T.W. Shannon is the right man to do that and I am proud to support him to be our next U.S. Senator.”
Shannon said the support of Congressman Watts means more to him than words can express.
“I simply cannot put into words how honored I am that J.C. would place his trust in me to represent him and our fellow Oklahomans in the U.S. Senate,” said Shannon. “J.C. is a national conservative leader with a record of great accomplishment, but even more than that, he is a longtime friend and mentor. We have celebrated great victories together, prayed together and confided in each other when we needed a friend to listen. He is the kind of man I strive to be and he is the kind of leader I hope to be if elected to the U.S. Senate.”