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Winona LaDuke explains Kerry endorsement


Anishinabe activist and former Green Party vice-presidential candidate Winona LaDuke is "relieved" not to be running for office this year.

"Yes, and thank you for phrasing the question in that way," she was quoted as saying.

But that doesn't mean LaDuke is shying from politics. She has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, saying his policies provide "vision" for Indian Country. Democrats say LaDuke's former running mate, Ralph Nader, should follow her lead and drop out of the race.

Get the Story:
LaDuke says her vote's going to Kerry (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/16)
LaDuke switches support (The Native American Times 10/15)

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