ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses James Lankford for Senate in Oklahoma

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of James Lankford for re-election to the United States Senate from the State of Oklahoma. 

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Senator Lankford is a principled conservative leader with a sound commitment to fighting against a government with burdensome regulations that are destroying small businesses.  Throughout his time in the Senate, he has consistently fought on behalf of Oklahomans against the liberal elite who are determined to ruin our economy with their destructive anti-business policies.  Bad economic policies result in less opportunity for all Oklahomans.

Tea Party Express National Grassroots Director, Kay Rivoli, Oklahoma Senator, James Lankford, and Tea Party Expire Chief Strategist, Sal Russo

“Because of his persistent efforts to stand up for the people of Oklahoma and small business owners, Citizens Against Government Waste awarded Senator Lankford the “Guardian of the Small Business” and the “Taxpayer Super Hero” awards for his stellar record of fiscal conservatism.  Senator Lankford also scored as the Senate’s top-ranked “Taxpayers Friend” by the National Taxpayers Union for his efforts to lower taxes and reduce the size of government. 

“A true statesman who always puts the taxpayers first, Senator Lankford has earned the respect and endorsement from those in his home state like Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell, and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.  Senator Lankford has also been endorsed by his conservative colleagues in the Senate, U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25:Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) questions retired Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire during a Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing, to become the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, on Capitol Hill, on July 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

Senator Lankford is a man of deep faith, and his values guide his actions.  He has the unique ability to work with his colleagues from across the aisle to get things done without wavering on his conservative principles.  His humble integrity combined with his sound fiscal policies and voting record make him the best candidate to continue the fight in Congress against the liberal Washington, D.C. machine. 

“We are honored to offer our endorsement to Senator Lankford for re-election to the United States Senate and are confident he’ll continue to champion our Tea Party principles of reducing spending, limiting the size of government, and restoring American prosperity,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders: 

I support Senator Lankford because Sen. Lankford is not a politician. He is a man of integrity and humility who faithfully serves in the best interests of Oklahomans.  He is not afraid to answer tough questions and makes principled decisions.  From meeting him in person, I can tell he is passionate on what he stands for and yet is a gentleman.  Senator Lankford is not a status quo politician, he truly is a Statesman.”  – Tucker Braun, Stillwater

“Senator James Lankford- He walks humbly. Speaks truthfully. Stands up for the unborn. James Lankford has made the sacrifice to rise up and to be firm by making unpopular decisions that benefit everyone, not just a few. He faces those who oppose him with kindness while not buckling under. He does this all with Gods’ direction and his family’s support. Our country would do very well with more like him!”  – Rebecca Whisman, Tulsa

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