Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Navajo presidential candidates choose running mates

Candidates for president of the Navajo Nation, Lynda Lovejoy and Joe Shirley Jr., have announced their running mates. Each continues the practice of reaching across state lines in hopes of garnering increased support.

Walter Phelps of Leupp, Ariz., will join Lovejoy of Crownpoint, N.M., as she campaigns to become the first woman to lead the nation's largest Indian reservation.

Shirley of Chinle, Ariz., has selected Ben Shelly, a 16-year tribal council delegate from Thoreau, N.M., as he seeks re-election to a second term.

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