African-American Republican T.W. Shannon Becomes Oklahoma’s Speaker Of The House

GOP State Representative T.W. Shannon will officially assume his news duties as Speaker of the House in Oklahoma’s legislature on Tuesday when the 2013 session officially begins. Shannon, 34, has represented the Lawton, Oklahoma, area in Oklahoma’s House of Representatives for six years. The Lawton Constitution newspaper explains the historic nature of Shannon’s ascendancy to [...] African ...

Re-elected Florida GOP Chairman Curry wants to reclaim Reagan, dispel ‘party of no’ label

ORLANDO — The Republican Party of Florida unanimously reelected Lenny Curry as chairman this morning without opposition. The nation’s largest battleground state went to President Barack Obama in November and also delivered an easy victory for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who was once considered a top GOP target. But state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, and [...]