Thursday, April 27, 2017

Morton Blackwell, fmr. State Sen. Garrison endorse Coleman for Congress

Andy Coleman, one of five Republicans running to succeed Congressman Jim Bridenstine in the 1st District, recently released two endorsements of his candidacy (the second in this list is one that I missed early in the month):

[Tulsa, OK] April 26, 2017 – On Tuesday, conservative stalwart Morton Blackwell personally endorsed Andy Coleman as the most competent and conservative candidate for the U.S. House in Oklahoma’s First Congressional District.  Blackwell formerly served on President Ronald Reagan’s White House staff, and now presides as president and founder of the Leadership Institute.  Morton also chairs the Conservative Leadership PAC, and is widely regarded as a founding father of the contemporary conservative movement.

“Given the daunting challenges it faces, America needs principled, well-rounded conservatives to rise up and lead; servant leaders armed with courage, values, and relevant experience,” said Blackwell.  “For that reason, I happily endorse Andy Coleman in his campaign for U.S. Congress.”

Coleman seeks to replace Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who previously announced his intention not TO seek reelection following his current term.

Blackwell, former special assistant to President Reagan, actively assists true conservatives in Republican primaries.  He insists that conservatives can trust Coleman to represent them, because Coleman is a tested and proven patriot.

“A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Andy served our country as a military intelligence officer in Iraq,” Blackwell explained.  “As a law student, Andy served as an editor on the Law Review.  But more significant for me, he stood boldly for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and the principles of limited government enshrined by the U.S. Constitution.  He practiced law at a large law firm, but laid that down to serve the Persecuted Church in the world’s most dangerous countries.”

“This unique blend of fortitude, intellect, values, and experience is a type of background sadly rare in Washington,” Blackwell continued.  “Simply put, Andy has the courage and skills needed to advance our conservative principles.  That is why I am endorsing Andy Coleman.  I urge serious Republicans in Oklahoma’s First District to send him to Congress.”

Coleman is honored to join hands with a fellow conservative fighter.  “I am profoundly grateful to receive the endorsement of such a consequential conservative leader as Morton Blackwell,” said Coleman.  “Not only has he been a full-throated champion of the conservative cause for decades, but he’s also intentionally developed generations of rising conservative leaders.  Morton Blackwell clearly takes a long view of America’s well-being, which is so important to me.  I am truly honored and humbled by his support.”

Blackwell’s endorsement comes on the heels of one made earlier this month by Denny Garrison, the former Oklahoma State Republican Senate Leader.  You can learn more about Andy Coleman and his campaign by visiting

[Bartlesville] April 2nd, 2017 – Andy Coleman, Republican U.S. congressional candidate for Oklahoma’s First District, received the endorsement of former Oklahoma State Senator Denzil “Denny” Garrison last Friday. Garrison has a long and distinguished record of public service. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, Garrison later served as the county attorney of Washington County. Eventually, Garrison served 16 years in the Oklahoma Legislature as the Republican minority leader in both the State House and Senate.

“Andy’s unique background—particularly his service overseas with the military—sets him apart,” said Garrison. “America needs leaders with that type of service and experience. And that’s why I am supporting him in his race.”

Coleman is running to replace Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who previously announced his intention not to seek reelection following the current term.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this important endorsement,” said Coleman. “I admire what Senator Garrison has done for Bartlesville, for Oklahoma, and for the United States of America.”

Coleman is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a military veteran of Iraq, and a former attorney. For the last several years, he led all field efforts in the Middle East for The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), a Bartlesville-based Christian ministry that helps persecuted Christians in the world’s most difficult countries. In that sensitive role, Coleman travelled throughout the region 80 to 100 days each year, and oversaw an extensive annual project portfolio.

You can learn more about Andy Coleman and his campaign by visiting


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