Here is text of J. C. Watts' endorsement of James Lankford, candidate for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Mary Fallin.
“I personally believe this is the moment we must send someone to Congress who will represent the ideals and values of Oklahomans. James Lankford shares my Christian principles and my commitment and passion for reform in Congress. I am convinced James Lankford is cut from the same cloth as men like Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint. I trust James to go to Washington and work hard to restore wisdom, values and common sense to our government. His experience in the private sector as the director of Falls Creek (the largest Christian youth camp in America) proves he has the business leadership skills, work ethic and moral commitment needed for the task. He is uniquely qualified to lead during this critical season in our nation’s history. I am honored to endorse James Lankford in the 5th Congressional District. Please join me in supporting a fresh voice in a year when we desperately need fresh convictions concerning conservative perspectives.
Lankford is a newcomer to the political scene, but he has already created quite stir. Back in November, he stunned Oklahoma political pundits when he announced that he had over 10,000 fans on Facebook, which at the time was more than the next three Oklahoma politicians or candidates combined.
If you would like to learn more about James Lankford's candidacy, visit www.JamesLankford.com.