Candidates for leader of Cherokee Nation raise nearly $417K

The two candidates for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma have raised nearly $417,000 for their campaigns.

Incumbent Chad Smith reported $244,649.86 in donations on his May 16 disclosure statement. That's about $72,000 more than Bill John Baker, a council member who raised $172,314.75.

Tribal members go to the polls tomorrow.

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Smith donations outgain Baker’s by $72K (The Cherokee Phoenix 6/23)

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