Oklahoma tribes donate nearly $900K to campaigns
Oklahoma tribes have donated nearly $900,000 to political campaigns this year, The Oklahoman reports.

The donations went to state and federal candidates of both parties. Three tribes -- the Chickasaw Nation, the Cherokee Nation and the Choctaw Nation -- were responsible for most of the contributions, the paper said.

"You look at the California tribes, for example, who give huge, huge sums of money both nationally and locally into ... politics. Oklahoma doesn’t even begin to compare," said Kalyn Free, the founder of INDN's List.

The Chickasaws are the biggest donors, with more than $780,000 in contributions in the last two years.

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Election 2008: Tribal gifts near $900K (The Oklahoman 11/3)