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:For the Congressman from Kentucky, see John C. Watts.
J. C. Watts, Jr. is an American politician from Oklahoma who was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and professionally in the Canadian Football League. Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican, representing the 4th congressional district in south-central Oklahoma. After leaving congress he established a lobbying and consulting firm, served on corporate boards, and worked as a political commentator.
Watts was born and raised in Eufaula, Oklahoma, in a rural impoverished neighborhood. After being one of the first children to attend an integrated elementary school, he became a high school quarterback and gained a football scholarship for the University of Oklahoma. He graduated 1981 with a degree in journalism and became a football player in the Canadian Football League until his retirement in 1986.
Watts became a Baptist minister and was elected in 1990 to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as the first African American in Oklahoma to win statewide office. He successfully ran for Congress in 1994 and was reelected to three additional terms with increasing vote margins. Watts delivered the Republican response to Bill Clinton's 1997 ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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GOP Runoffs: Cochran holds off challenger in Mississippi, Rangel claims ...
2014-06-25
Tom Cole and former congressman J.C. Watts before launching his own political career. Lankford, who has risen through the ranks to become Republican Policy Committee Chairman — the fifth-ranking House Republican — in just two terms in Congress, was ...
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  1. Cochran holds off tea party challenge in runoff; Rangel claims victory

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Lankford leads Shannon in latest GOP Senate poll
2014-06-24
J.C. Watts of Oklahoma City and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Both have made TV commercials touting Shannon, who was the first African-American and first Native-American to serve as speaker of the Oklahoma House. Shannon is an enrolled member of the ...
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  1. Tea Party infighting in Oklahoma
  2. Okla. GOP Senate primary front-runners' close race blurs the lines between ...
  3. TW Shannon Sets His Sight on the US Senate

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Claiming Coburn's Mantle
2014-06-23
[Former representative] J. C. Watts who has raised the debt ceiling four different times when he was there; [Senator] Jim Inhofe has raised the debt ceiling six different times; Tom Coburn has raised the debt ceiling multiple times; [Representative ...
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  1. The Oklahoma Senate race: A twist on the tea party vs. establishment fight
  2. A rising GOP star fights to survive in Oklahoma

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JC Watts comes to TW Shannon's defense in heated Senate race in Oklahoma
2014-06-17
Former congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) comes to the defense of U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon (R) in a new ad, decrying "false attacks" he says opponents have lobbed. "Now negative ads try to distort his record," Watts says in the commercial.
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  1. J.C. Watts decries negative attacks in Oklahoma
  2. Lankford reiterates opposition to negative ads
  3. TW Shannon Makes Final Airwaves Push Before Primary

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Rams add son of JC Watts
2014-05-12
The St. Louis Rams have unveilved a 15-member class of undrafted free agents. Among them is Tulsa running back Julius “Trey” Watts. The son of former Oklahoma star quarterback and former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts, Trey walked on at Tulsa.
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  1. Rams add 15 undrafted free agents
  2. Rams sign 15 rookie free agents

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How Many GOP Racial Pathologies Can Fit in One News...
2014-05-05
Mr. Shannon recalled advice from [J.C.] Watts, who told him, 'If you make it your issue, if you make it the focus of your campaign, then it will be.' His racial background, Mr. Shannon said, 'is just one part of my experience — it's not the defining ...
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    Jessica Chastain To Play Marilyn Monroe In Andrew Dominik's Blonde
    2014-04-22
    Chastain, who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, isn't the first actress to come aboard the project, as Naomi Watts signed on to star all the way back in 2010. In case you couldn't tell, this film has been around for quite a while, but now ...
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    1. Jessica Chastain Playing Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'
    2. Jessica Chastain to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'
    3. Jessica Chastain In Talks To Play Marilyn Monroe In Blonde

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    Oklahoma Man Bids to Become South's First African American US Senator
    2014-04-18
    I hope to go to Washington, D.C., and teach the rest of the politicians there that conservative principles are what lead to prosperity,” said Shannon, a Republican, who before being elected to the Oklahoma House was a field director for US Rep. JC ...
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    1. Star Parker: Black conservatives are stepping up
    2. TW Shannon: A Rising Black Republican Star
    3. Parker: Black conservatives display values that America needs

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    FAMU Inks Historic Partnership with Black Television News Channel
    2014-03-21
    Courtesy of FAMU FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson (right) begins the signing process with Black Television New Channel chair J.C. Watts. Photo cutline L-R Front Row: Senator Marco Rubio, Rep. Alan Williams, Mayor John Marks, Congressman J.C. ...
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    1. FAMU signs contract with Black Television News Channel
    2. After 6 year wait, Philly finally getting 24-hour 'Black Television News Channel'

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