Former Oklahoma state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, a Republican, says Obama administration pressure on states to adopt Common Core "is a prime example of why I'm running for the Senate."
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"We don't need more government. We just don't. We can live within our means," Shannon said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "Any areas of (spending) growth, we should offset in some other area. It's all about priorities."
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