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Editorial: Indian candidate starts outreach

"When last we made mention of Kalyn Free, the former southeastern Oklahoma prosecutor had gone down to defeat in the 2004 Democratic Primary for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

Free took 36 percent of the vote against the eventual general election winner, Dan Boren. She never really connected with voters of the heavily Democratic but conservative district.

Free did, however, connect with national groups that support Democrats in general and liberals in particular. Indeed, she was perhaps better known and certainly better liked by members of these groups in, say, New York than she was in her own area."

Get the Story:
Kalyn's list: Failed race spawns new outreach (The Oklahoman 6/8)
Network prepares session (The Oklahoman 6/8)

Relevant Links:
Indigenous Democratic Network -

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