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New Oklahoma House speaker faces challenges within own party

T.W. Shannon will be the first black speaker of Oklahoma’s House of Representatives. He said his goal is to be a voice of reason and to ensure all in his GOP caucus are heard.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: December 16, 2012
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The biggest obstacle facing Oklahoma House Speaker-elect T.W. Shannon in the upcoming session may not come from the other side of the political aisle.

Shannon, who is...
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