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Native American caucus at DNC a popular stop


The Native American Caucus at the Democratic National Convention met twice this week and drew some important and high-profile visitors.

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota were among those who spoke to the caucus. They emphasized the importance of the Native vote.

There are 87 Native delegates to the convention this year, a record number.

Get the Story:
Daschle preps for battle (The Native American Times 7/28)
Dean stop puzzles some in Boston (The Native American Times 7/28)
Indian influence stressed at convention (Gannett News Service 7/29)
New Mexicans address convention (The Farmington Daily Times 7/29)

Relevant Links:
Democratic National Convention - http://www.dems2004.org
Republican National Convention - http://www.2004nycgop.org

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