Tea-party favorite endorses T.W. Shannon’s bid for Senate
By Randy Krehbiel

WASHINGTON —— Continuing to steer his U.S. Senate campaign as far to the right as possible, former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon on Wednesday picked up the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

A tea party favorite, Lee is associated with such groups as Senate Conservatives Fund and the Heritage Foundation, both of which have ties to former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina.

“Unlike a lot of people who pursue public office, T.W. actually has a conservative record,” Lee said by telephone from Washington on Tuesday.

Lee said he met Shannon after “I heard about him from several people who are familiar with Oklahoma.”

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