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Navajo vice president launches presidential campaign

Navajo Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. launched his presidential campaign last week after being snubbed by President Joe Shirley Jr.

Dayish said he would make economic development a priority if elected. He said he handled economic issues as vice president for Shirley.

Shirley is seeking re-election as president. According to news reports, he didn't tell Dayish about his campaign kickoff.

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Dayish campaign begins with rally in Shiprock (The Gallup Independent 5/9)

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