GOP ticket with Indian candidate loses in Montana

An Indian man running on the Republican ticket lost his party's primary in Montana on Tuesday.

Dave Mihalic, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was governor candidate's Pat Davison's running mate. They conceded the primary to Bob Brown, who will face Democrat Brian Schweitzer for the fall election.

Mihalic came under scrutiny because he did not meet the state's residency requirements to hold public office, according to a state official. He refused to drop out.

Davison is a board member of Mountain States Legal Foundation, a group fighting protections for sacred sites. He has given money to the group.

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It's Brown vs. Schweitzer (The Great Falls Tribune 6/9)
Brown beats GOP field; will take on Schweitzer (The Billings Gazette 6/9)
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