Creek Nation donated to both Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation donated to both Democratic candidates for governor in Oklahoma.

The tribe donated $2,000 to Attorney General Drew Edmondson and $2,000 to Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. The two face off in a primary today.

The tribe is in a legal battle with the state over taxation of tobacco sold at smoke shops on Indian land.

Get the Story:
Oklahoma's Democratic candidates for governor share contributors (The Oklahoman 7/27)

10th Circuit Decision:
Muscogee Nation v. Oklahoma (July 9, 2010)

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