Mississippi Choctaw chief trailing in early count
Phillip Martin, the longtime chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was trailing in early returns from the tribe's election on Tuesday.

Martin fell 120 votes behind challenger Beasley Denson. But absentee and affidavit ballots have yet to be counted.

Martin is seeking his eighth term as chief. A run-off is possible after the results are certified later today.

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Runoff likely in race for Tribal Chief (The Neshoba Democrat 6/13)
Martin trails in bid for eighth term as Choctaws leader (AP 6/13)

Relevant Links:
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - http://www.choctaw.org

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