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T.W. Shannon on Abortion
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  • Protect human life from the moment of conception. (Jan 2014)
  • Reliably supported pro-life legislation. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on parental approval & adult questionnaires. (Mar 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Budget & Economy
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  • Debt is a form of slavery. (Feb 2014)
T.W. Shannon on Civil Rights
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  • Martin Luther King's dream was never about dependency. (Aug 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Corporations
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  • Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year. (Jan 2014)
T.W. Shannon on Crime
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T.W. Shannon on Drugs
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T.W. Shannon on Education
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  • Voted YES on students expressing religious viewpoints. (Mar 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Energy & Oil
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  • Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel. (May 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Environment
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  • Consistently rated at 50% & above by Oklahoma Sierra Club. (Dec 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Families & Children
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  • Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage. (Mar 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Foreign Policy
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  • Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights. (Mar 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Free Trade
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T.W. Shannon on Government Reform
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  • Require photo ID in order to vote. (Apr 2009)
T.W. Shannon on Gun Control
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  • Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions. (Jan 2014)
T.W. Shannon on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk. (Jan 2014)
  • Prohibit Oklahoma enforcement of ObamaCare. (Mar 2013)
T.W. Shannon on Homeland Security
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T.W. Shannon on Immigration
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T.W. Shannon on Jobs
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T.W. Shannon on Principles & Values
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  • AdWatch: I'm guided by my faith; let's renew our values. (Mar 2014)
  • Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians. (Jan 2014)
  • Will remain as Speaker during Senate primary. (Jan 2014)
  • "Recovering attorney" with JD from Oklahoma City University. (Jan 2014)
  • Serves as Sunday School teacher in his childhood church. (Jan 2014)
  • Married to his college sweetheart, for 12 years. (Jan 2014)
  • Oklahoma's youngest and first African American House speaker. (Jan 2014)
T.W. Shannon on Social Security
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T.W. Shannon on Tax Reform
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  • Led the way to lower income tax rates. (Jan 2014)
T.W. Shannon on Technology
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  • Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure. (Jan 2014)
T.W. Shannon on War & Peace
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T.W. Shannon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • AdWatch: Success comes from hard work, not handouts. (Feb 2014)
  • Break cycle of generational poverty & government dependency. (Jan 2014)
  • Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients. (Jan 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect human life from the moment of conception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Reliably supported pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted YES on parental approval & adult questionnaires: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Martin Luther King's dream was never about dependency: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: I'm guided by my faith; let's renew our values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians: Strongly Favors topic 4
Voted YES on students expressing religious viewpoints: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk: Opposes topic 5
Prohibit Oklahoma enforcement of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Consistently rated at 50% & above by Oklahoma Sierra Club: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated 92% by National Rifle Association: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year: Opposes topic 11
Led the way to lower income tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Require photo ID in order to vote: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 20

T.W. Shannon is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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