Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate. [AP Photo; State of Oklahoma]
TULSA, Oklahoma -
Former Alaska governor, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will speak at a rally for Shannon in Tulsa on Thursday night.
The "Liberty Rally" will be held at 6 p.m. at the Green Country Event Center, located on East 31st Street between Garnett Road and 121st East Avenue.
It is free to the public.
"T.W. Shannon is a strong Constitutional conservative who will fight for individual liberty and help turn our country around," Cruz said in a statement. "T.W. embodies the American dream. I'm proud to offer T.W. my enthusiastic endorsement because not only will he vote the right way, but he'll stand up and fight with us in the Senate to stop President Obama's assault on our liberties and defend America's founding principles."
Shannon was Speaker of the House for the Oklahoma State Legislature before stepping down from the leadership position after he announced his candidacy for higher office. He still serves Comanche County as a member of the State House of Representatives.
"One of the things I keep hearing as I travel the state is that my fellow Oklahomans feel like their personal freedoms are under assault," Shannon said in a news release. "Whether it's the government mandating health insurance we don't want, or invading our privacy, or forcing people to violate their conscience by providing abortion drugs-Oklahomans now fear their own government is taking away their liberty."
Palin last spoke in Green Country in 2010. She was a part of Glenn Beck's traveling tour in the spring of that year, and she returned again in the fall to headline an event at the Tulsa Convention Center. She was in Oklahoma City in 2011.
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