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Senate hopeful in Oklahoma: African American voters are ready to support Republicans Published: March 10, 2014

tiring Sen. Tom Coburn, believes that African American voters are increasingly ready to vote for his party, describing that community as "fertile ground" for a conservative message, according to The Washington Examiner.

The site reports Shannon, who is black and native American, said he can "move the needle" in terms of convincing voters in those communities to support Republicans.

"I think those two groups have seen better than anybody what the onslaught of government dependency does and how it robs you of your dignity," Shannon told the Washington Examiner. "I think those groups are the most fertile ground for going in and explaining how conservative values actually are what lead to prosperity. The problem is, we've had the wrong messengers doing that."

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