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Republican Senate candidates cast votes Saturday

LAWTON, Okla._ Lawton native and U.S. Senate-hopeful T.W. Shannon cast his ballot Saturday.

The former State Speaker of the House filled his ballot out at the Comanche County Courthouse with his wife and kids by his side.

Shannon believes Tuesday's vote will most likely result in a runoff but encouraged all voters in southwest Oklahoma to turn out and vote. He says for the Republicans still deciding who to vote for come Tuesday, he says there is one clear difference between him and the other candidates.

"I'm the one candidate that has a record of saying no to more debt.  We have $17.5 trillion worth of debt that were looking at as American's and that's just unconscionable," said Shannon. "I think it is critically important that when we go to Washington D.C. if we are ever going to change the status quo we can't change it with the status quo."

Meanwhile, U.S. Representative James Lankford (R-OK) also cast his vote today in Oklahoma City. Lankford, who's also running for the U.S. Senate spot held by Senator Tom Coburn, is commonly known for voting to increase the debt ceiling with the Budget Control Act in 2011. 

He says he's continuing to meet as many people in the state as possible before the big day on Tuesday.  

"So few people actually vote in June primary elections but so much of this race is determined in June. So I'd just encourage everyone to come out and vote," said Lankford.

The Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat is on Tuesday all across the Sooner State.

   

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