BIA candidate raked in dough
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MARCH 12, 2001

Tom Cole, reported candidate to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs, took in $110,000 from J.C. Watts to help the African-American Republican run practically unopposed for Oklahoma's 4th District last year.

Even though Cole had predicted in January 2000 that Watts would easily win, Watts spend a record $1.54 million in the 1999-2000 election cycle. Cole's political consulting firm -- Cole, Hargrave and Snodgrass -- billed him $110,000 alone.

Cole was former chief of staff for the Republican National Committee.

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