Run-off set for Mississippi Choctaw chief
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is set to hold a run-off election for the position of chief.

Longtime chief Phillip Martin trailed challenger Beasley Denson by just a few dozen votes on Wednesday. The official count is due Friday.

Martin was seeking his eighth term. He faces scrutiny for supporting convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and for pushing an off-reservation casino in Jackson County.

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Choctaw's long reign over? (The Biloxi Sun Herald 6/14)
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Martin trails in bid for eighth term as Choctaws leader (The Meridian Star 6/14)
Runoff likely in race for Tribal Chief (The Neshoba Democrat 6/13

Relevant Links:
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - http://www.choctaw.org

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